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Critiquing Nursing Research, 2nd Edition

  • Published: November 2006
  • 262 pages
  • Quay books

The justifications and rationales for writing a book about critiquing nursing research are just as applicable today as they were when we proposed the original edition. Indeed, if the number of papers published in the nursing (and health care) literature that focus on aspects of evidence-based practice are an indication, then it is evident that the rationales for writing this book are stronger than ever.

This edition retains the features which made the original a ‘best seller’ and we have added additional material in the hope that this expands the book’s (to borrow a phrase from Tolkien’s parlance) ‘applicability’. In addition to reviewing and subsequently updating the material of the original text, we have added two further examples of approaches to critique along with examples. Interestingly, our extensive search identified no ‘new’ approach subsequent to the publication of the original text. However, these additional approaches further indicate the width and breadth of different approaches to critiquing research. Interestingly, the approach described by Polit et al. (2001) underpins our original arguments vis-à-vis the underdevelopment READ MORE >

Foreword to the first edition
Foreword to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements

Part 1
Background to psychiatric/mental health nursing research and critiquing research

Chapter 1
The growth of evidence-based practice and the importance of critiquing research

Chapter 2
The Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) and the National Journal Club

Part 2
Examples of a range of approaches used to critique nursing research

Chapter 3
Approaches to critiquing nursing research

Chapter 4
Burns and Grove’s (1987) critical appraisal approach to critiquing nursing research

Chapter 5
Morrison’s (1991) approach to critiquing nursing research

Chapter 6
Ryan-Wenger’s (1992) guidelines for critique of a research report

Chapter 7
Polit and Hungler’s (1997) approach to critiquing nursing research

Chapter 8
Polit, Beck and Hungler’s (2001) approach to critiquing qualitative nursing research

Part 3
The development of the NPNR Journal Club approach to critiquing nursing research

Chapter 9
The need for a new approach to critiquing nursing research?
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Chapter 10
The second stage of the NPNR Journal Club development: taking shape

Chapter 11
The third stage of the NPNR Journal Club development: gaining confi dence in the approach

Chapter 12
The fourth stage of the NPNR Journal Club development: critiquing with a degree of confi dence

Part 4
Future considerations

Chapter 13
Using the NPNR approach to critiquing for a student dissertation

Chapter 14
The future of psychiatric and mental health nursing research?

Chapter 15
Evidence-based mental health practice in Europe

Appendix
Key points arising from the examples had we used the NPNR Journal Club approach to critiquing research
Index

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