Does having an Outpatient Oncology APRN Decrease treatment start times and delays compared to not having one? P: Outpatient Oncology units I: Availability of APRN C: No availability of APRN O: Decrease treatment start times and delays A literature review is an evaluative account of what has been published on a topic by scholars and researchers. The purpose of this assignment is to facilitate your abilities to research a topic of study so you can learn to: (1) identify and formulate an inquiry question that defines what you would like to know about a specific topic in nursing, (2) know how to search and locate literature (e.g. books, scientific journal articles, etc.) using library and internet resources; (3) analyze the information found, and (4) synthesize new knowledge into a written literature review, and (5) establish context for your inquiries. A successful literature review must be defined by a guiding question such as your research objective, the problem or issue you wish to discuss.
A literature review is not just a descriptive list of the material available, or a set of summaries Assignment Description: For this assignment you are asked to complete the steps review. The review should be between 10 and 15 pages, doubled-spaced and using APA format. Criteria/outline for the literature review 1. Abstract: Summarize your literature review in no more than 250 words. The abstract should provide an accurate and concise description of the literature review. It should include the following sections: background/introduction, purpose, methodology, results (main findings), conclusion and implications for nursing practice. Please provide at least 3 key words used for your search (these key words are not part of the 250 word limit). 2. Topic selection and Background/Introduction:
Write an introduction/background section for your review. This section should include: (a) description of the topic and rational for the selection of this topic, (b) relevance of the topic for Nursing, (c) background information that provides an explanation of the gap in the literature and leads to a clear purpose statement and research question. 3. Question/purpose statement:
Write a guiding question(s) and/or purpose statement that is clearly stated. 4. Methods: Explain the methodology used in the review of literature including: (a) search databases, (b) search terms (years, language, databases, number of articles found, keywords, number of selected articles), (c) inclusion/exclusion criteria for the articles, (d) number of articles found and number of articles and types of articles found and selected 5. Results: Identify and compare, contrast and/or connect the findings of the articles you have selected. Focus is on research findings rather than research methods. Study limitations that might have led to different findings are discussed. Gaps and controversies that exist in the literature are clearly discussed. 6. Appropriate selection of the articles: The selected articles are from at least 10 scientific articles related to the topic. At least 5 of these articles were published by nurses or scientific nursing journals. 7. Table with the results of the literature review selection: Provide a summary table of the studies (see below) Author (year) and country Purpose Study Design Sample size and site Treatment Results Implications for Nursing Appraisal Level 8. Conclusion: This is the last paragraph of your literature review. In this paragraph, it is important to briefly summarize the main findings from the articles that you reviewed and to point out how your inquiry questions were answered or not answered, what the gap is (what if my questions are all answered – you then need to identify new inquiries so that you will contribute to the field). 9. Implications for nursing practice. Describe the impact of the findings in nursing and in your clinical practice. 10. APA format: Information is cited properly and in APA format. Font, spacing, and APA format are correct. 11. Length and grammar: The length of the assignment should be between 10-15 pages.