Purpose: Summarize and appraise an article for bias and validity in a collaborative environment.
Instructions: Carefully read, summarize, and appraise the assigned article. The discussion board for this week should cover the following concepts in order to have a complete draft by the end of the week. As you provide input to your peers, be sure to state a rationale for your claims.
1. Identify and discuss the broader importance of the topic of the study as it applies to patients and organizations.
2. Discuss the nursing implications of the findings of the research. Consider the following questions:
o Were the results statistically significant, if reported?
o What is the clinical significance of the findings?
o What are the risks vs. benefits to practice of the findings?
o Are the findings feasible to implement?