Nursing Research Critiques

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Nursing Research Critiques

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A Model for Excellence


  • Karen Bauce DNP, RN, MPA, NEA-BC
  • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
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This is the first resource to provide APRN students and practicing clinicians with a step-by-step guide to critically analyze evidence from research studies. As part of a profession that relies on best evidence, nurses need to be able to effectively assess research articles. Equipped with these skills, nurses will lead an informed practice and improve patient care.

With 14 qualitative and quantitative studies, chapters use previously published research articles to demonstrate the actual critique process. This text delves past outlining the elements of critique to teach by example, walking the reader through every part of a research article, from the title to the conclusion, and highlighting specific queries that need to be answered to craft a strong critique. The research articles in this book offer a broad range of clinical areas and diverse methodologies to highlight the fundamental differences between qualitative and quantitative studies, their underlying paradigms, and relative strengths and weaknesses. With a consistent, robust critiquing template, this content can easily be applied to countless additional research studies.

  • Comprises the only text to offer research critiques in nursing
  • Provides actual examples of critiques of published research papers by experienced nurse researchers and educators
  • Showcases a diverse range of research studies
  • Structures critiques consistently to enable replication of the process
  • Useful to hospitals, especially those with Magnet® certification

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 16, 2018
  • Page Count 340
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826175090
  • EISBN 9780826175410

Table of Contents 



Foreword Barbara Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF


Introduction Karen Bauce and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

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1. Maternal and Paternal Knowledge and Perceptions Regarding Infant Pain in the NICU

Critique: Linda Cook, Anita Ayrandjian Volpe, and Karen Bauce

2. Cultural Competence and Psychological Empowerment Among Acute Care Nurses

Critique: Emerson E. Ea and Salena A. Gilles

3. Palauans Who Chew Betel Nut: Social Impact of Oral Disease

Critique: Anne Folte Fish

4. A Randomised Clinical Trial of the Effectiveness of Home-Based Health Care With Telemonitoring in Patients With COPD

Critique: Rebecca Witten Grizzle

5. Using Text Reminder to Improve Childhood Immunization Adherence in the Philippines

Critique: Margaret A. Harris and Karen Bauce

6. Nurse Caring Behaviors Following Implementation of a Relationship-Centered Care Professional Practice Model

Critique: Annette Peacock-Johnson and Patricia Keresztes

7. Impact of Health Care Information Technology on Nursing Practice

Critique: Elizabeth A. Madigan

8. Geriatric Nursing Home Falls: A Single Institution Cross-Sectional Study

Critique: Margaret McCarthy

9. Resilience and Professional Quality of Life Among Military Health Care Providers

Critique: Andrew P. Reimer

10. Evaluation of a Meditation Intervention to Reduce the Effects of Stressors Associated With Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses

Critique: Jacqueline Rhoads and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

11. Patient Safety Culture and Nurse-Reported Adverse Events in Outpatient Hemodialysis Units

Critique: Julie Schexnayder, Mary A. Dolansky, and Karen Bauce


12. Hypertensive Black Men’s Perceptions of a Nurse Protocol for Medication Self-Administration

Critique: Deborah B. Fahs

13. Primary Care Experiences of People Who Live With Chronic Pain and Receive Opioids to Manage Pain: A Qualitative Methodology

Critique: Nadine M. Marchi

14. Older Adults’ Perceptions of Using iPads for Improving Fruit and Vegetable Intake: An Exploratory Study

Critique: Joseph D. Perazzo

15. Summary and Future Directions

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick