During the NR 505 course, you identified a practice issue of interest and proposed an intervention to address the problem. You also conducted a review of literature to better understand the issue and intervention.

Select one of the scholarly research articles you reviewed that was particularly informative. Expand your critique of this source by responding to the following:

  1. Provide a brief synopsis of the study.
  2. Identify 2 characteristics of the study that demonstrate credibility, and explain your rationale.
  3. Explain 2 limitations of the study and include recommendations to address those limitations in a future study.
  4. Based upon your critique, how can application of these findings be used to contribute to evidence-based practice?
  5. What are the implications for advanced nursing practice and/or healthcare delivery?


The article I have selected is:

Chan, Z. (2017). A qualitative study on communication between nursing students and family members of patients. Nurse Education Today, 59, 33-37. 

Provide a brief synopsis of the study. The purpose of the research study in this article was to examine the experiences of nursing students as they communicate with family members of their patients. This was a qualitative study and data was collected using in-depth interviews with 21 undergraduate nursing students and 21 graduate nursing students in Hong Kong. The findings for this study were two-fold. Two main ideas were discovered from this study. The first was about the type of inspiration nursing students acquired from nurse-family communication to include: responding to clearly to questions, avoiding sensitive and touchy topics, listening to the family, and nurses sharing their experiences. The second idea was that nurse-family communication brought on many emotions like happiness, anger, sadness, and anxiety. The study also found that nursing school curriculum needs to include family and patient communication skills.

Identify 2 characteristics of the study that demonstrate credibility and explain your rationale. One characteristic of this study that demonstrates credibility is the idea that nursing students need the concept of communicating with patients and families added into the nursing student….Kindly click the purchase icon to  purchase the full solution at $5