My PICOT question for this assignment is “Does satisfaction among patients in a med-surge unit improve when treated by nurses and physicians who’ve participated in communication training, compared to those patients treated by nurses and physicians who have not completed communication training?”
The paper will include the following.
Significance of problem in terms of outcomes or statistics
Your PICOT question in support of the group topic
Purpose of your paper
Levels of Evidence
Type of question asked
Best evidence found to answer question
Databases used (you may use Google Scholar in addition to the library databases; start with the Library)
Refinement decisions made
Identification of two most relevant articles
Correct grammar and spelling
Use of headings for each section
Use of APA format (sixth edition)
Page length: three to four pages
Please make sure you do not duplicate articles within your group.
Paper should include a title page and a reference page.
1. Problem is described. What is the focus of your group’s work?
2. Significance of the problem is described. What health outcomes result from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem? You may find support on websites for government or professional organizations.
What is your PICOT question?
Purpose of your paper. What will your paper do or describe? This is similar to a problem statement. “The purpose of this paper is to . . .”
What type of question are you asking (therapy, prognosis, meaning, etc.)?
What is the best type of evidence to be found to answer that question ?
Search topic(s) provided. What did you use for search terms?
What database(s) did you use? Link your search with the PICOT question described above.
As you did your search, what decisions did you make in refinement to get your required articles down to a reasonable number for review? Were any limits used? If so, what?
Identify the two most relevant and helpful articles that will provide guidance for your next paper and the group’s work. Why were these two selected?
1. Correct grammar and spelling
Use of headings for each section: Clinical Question, Level of Evidence, Search Strategy, Conclusion
APA format (sixth ed.)
Paper length: three to four pages
= 160 points