PICOT is utilized by the health care community to identify and study a nursing or medical practice problem. Consequently, PICOT examples that may provide insight into the use of the PICOT process, may not be relevant to nursing practice as they are based on a medical practice problem.
Describe the difference between a nursing practice problem and a medical practice problem. Provide one example of each. Discuss why is it important to ensure your PICOT is based on a nursing practice problem.
please us chapter 1 of the attached file for one reference. its a website to my online book. if it doesn’t work, then don’t worry about using that as a resource
Becoming a nurse investigator can be very exciting. Imagine thinking of a way to bring an end to high nurse to patient ratios, a better or different way to staff a unit, or a new way of scheduling nurses’ shifts so they no longer suffer from fatigue. Imagine creating a new protocol that makes patients safer, prevents falls, or prevents pressure ulcers. No one knows from where or from whom the next great idea will come. Nurses have the ability to change practice and improve working conditions.
Nursing research is a very rewarding career. While the sometimes gruesome history of research and experimentation is in the past, the past should never be forgotten to ensure that these unethical and inhumane practices are not repeated. As nurses, protection of the patient is a huge responsibility. Nurses ensure consent is obtained and education of patients occurs. Patients are taught about how to stay well and how to prevent illness. Nurse investigators strive to find new and innovative ways to care for the patient and to improve nursing practice.
Nursing research can be performed using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods for the problem or population being studied. It is the idea that starts the process and the knowledge about nursing research to make it happen. Upon graduation from nursing school, all nurses take a pledge named after the first nurse investigator—Florence Nightingale. Nightingale knew that it is nurses who ultimately make a difference in the lives of patients