Discuss potential implications and recommendations for future research and nursing practice.

Assessment requirements

Relevance: As a nursing student, it is crucial to develop the skills necessary to review and critically analyse the existing literature on a chosen area of professional practice or a topic of interest within the field of nursing. This task requires you to conduct a literature review and demonstrate your ability to summarise and analyse the current body of knowledge related to your chosen area.

Task Instructions: Writea literature review on your chosen area of professional practice or topic of interest in healthcare using the following structure:

Part B 

1. Introduction: 

Provide background information about your chosen area of professional practice or topic of interest in healthcare. Include a thesis statement or aim and outline the key points that you will be discussing.

2. Background and Search Strategy:

Introduce the chosen topic and its relevance to healthcare practice.

Present the significance of registered nurses` professional responsibility in addressing the chosen topic.

Provide an overview of the databases searched, and the key terms used.

3. Critical Analysis of the Chosen Topic:

Use well-structured paragraphs to present your critical analysis.

Each body paragraph should deal with a different theme that is relevant to your topic. You will need to synthesise several of your reviewed readings into each paragraph so that there is a clear connection between the various sources. You will need to critically analyse each source for how they contribute to the themes you are researching.

The body could include paragraphs on:

  • Historical background
  • Methodologies
  • Previous studies on the topic
  • Different themes identified in the literature.
  • Principal questions being asked.
  • General conclusions that are being drawn.

4. Conclusion 

  • Summarise the key findings and arguments presented in the literature review.
  • Emphasise the importance of registered nurses` professional responsibility and knowledge in the chosen topic within healthcare practice.
  • Discuss potential implications and recommendations for future research and nursing practice.