Background Information, health and medicine

Question Description

Topic 1: Define and Describe Your Foreground and Background Information

In Unit 1 you identified a PICOT question. Using the same question, rewrite the question for your peers and define the difference between foreground and background information as it relates to your PICOT question. Also, provide a general overview on what evidence is available.

See the Discussion Board grading rubric on the Course Home.

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Topic 2: Rapid Appraisal Checklists

Comment about how you can apply the checklists, referenced in the Practice section of Activities, into your research for feedback from your instructor and peers.


Textbook Readings

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare

  • Chapter 1: “Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice and Cultivating a Spirit of Inquiry”
  • Chapter 2: “Asking Compelling, Clinical Questions”
  • Chapter 3: “Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questions”
  • Chapter 4: “Critically Appraising Knowledge for Clinical Decision Making”
  • Chapter 5: “Critically Appraising Quantitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Making”

Journal Readings

Irwin, M., Bergman, M., & Richards, R. (2013). The experience of implementing evidence-based practice change: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17, 548–49.

Melnyk, B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2009). Igniting a spirit of inquiry: An essential foundation for evidence-based practice. American Journal of Nursing, 109(11), 49–52.

Newhouse, R. (2006). Evidence and the executive: Examining the support for evidence-based nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Administration, 36(7/8), 337–340.

Welford, C., Murphy, K., & Casey, D. (2011). Demystifying nursing research terminology: Part 1. Nurse Researcher, 18(4), 38–43.

Welford, C., Murphy, K., & Casey, D. (2012). Demystifying nursing research terminology: Part 2. Nurse Researcher, 19(2), 29–35.


Please, concentrate more on topic 1.