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I searched for articles on palliative care for my discussion this week due to the increase topic on my unit. The article I choose in APA citation format is Broom A., Emma Kirby E., Good P., Wootton J., Yates P., & Hardy J. (2015). Negotiating

futility, managing emotions: Nursing the transition to palliative care. Qualitative Health Research. 25(3). pp. 299-309. doi:10.1177/1049732314553123

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Summary And The Qualitative Research Design

            The purpose of the study was to explore a range of nurses’ experiences of caring in the context of futility and transition to palliative care (Broom, et al., 2015). The researchers interviewed twenty nurses over a period of six months from a variety of specialties focusing on the experiences of nurses in the following areas: purpose of nursing practice in the transition of care, interacting with patients/family about futility, palliative care, inter-professional dynamics evident in the transition to palliative care, and emotional and interpersonal impacts on nurses at this point in care. The interviews lasted between 30 and 60 minutes, interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed in full. This study revealed the practical and philosophical premise of nursing at the point of futility, revealing a series of practices that position nurses as both crucial to and challenging to these technically medical decisions. 

Evaluate the appropriateness of the design

            The researchers completed a qualitative study with the Grounded Theory design. Grounded theory is a research method that will enable you to develop a theory, which offers an explanation about the main concern of the population of your substantive area, and how that concern is resolved or processed (Polit & Beck 2017). Using the grounded theory design is appropriate for this study and allowed the researchers to discover an emerging pattern on how the nurses participate in the transition of patients care to palliative.

Ethical Issues

            Before the study was conducted the researchers obtained ethics approval by the University of Queensland and the hospitals’ human research ethics committees. Next the researchers involved the nurse unit managers, who provided information sheets to nurses potentially interested in participation and obtain written consent (Broom, et al., 2015). This study took the measures to involve the ethics committee in order to protect the dignity, rights and welfare of research participants and to ensure that the appropriate ethical standards are being upheld.

Quantitative Design

            Qualitative research is on the low side of evidence scale but is filled with rich information that can give a new light or perspective on your purpose, as well as gice you information on the feelings of your participants (Laureate, 2012). If researchers used a quantitative design for this study instead the focus would change completely. Using a quantitative design approach the research would focus on what is the role of the nurse in caring for patients in the transition of care and not focus on their experiences.

References

Broom A., Emma Kirby E., Good P., Wootton J., Yates P., & Hardy J. (2015).

Negotiating futility, managing emotions: Nursing the transition to palliative care. Qualitative Health Research. 25(3). pp. 299-309. doi:10.1177/1049732314553123

Laureate Education, Inc.  (Executive Producer).  (2012l).  Qualitative and mixed

methods research designs.  Baltimore, MD

Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017).  Nursing research:  Generating and assessing evidence for

nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA:  Wolters Kluwer.

 

 

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