Briefly introduce the topic/problem, the nature of the DNP doctoral project, and potential positive social change implications of the doctoral project.

Briefly introduce the topic/problem, the nature of the DNP doctoral project, and potential positive social change implications of the doctoral project.

Briefly introduce the topic/problem, the nature of the DNP doctoral project, and potential positive social change implications of the doctoral project (later sections will allow you to elaborate). 5

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Brief introduction of healthcare recovery efforts discussed. MLB

Introduction is on page 6. RH

Problem Statement
Explicitly state the local nursing practice problem that is the focus of this doctoral project.
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Focus of nurses’ training on handling the recovery of patients with mental health and promoting a recovery-oriented environment. MLB

It is vital for the psychiatric nursing fraternity involved in psychiatric patient care to significantly affect the recovery process. MLB

Pages have changed due to revisions. RH

Briefly clarify the local relevance of the need to address the problem, by highlighting documentation and information about the problem. 10

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Briefly explain how the doctoral project holds significance for the field of nursing practice. 10

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Purpose
Describe the meaningful gap-in-practice that this doctoral project addresses.
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Health practitioners should be engaged in active patient recovery processes, health outcomes, quality of care, and consumer satisfaction. MLB

What are the perceived training needs of psychiatric nurses on an acute inpatient psychiatric unit? What are the perceived barriers to recovery oriented psychiatric nursing care on an acute inpatient psychiatric unit? What strategies do nurses need to break the barriers of full and efficient recovery-oriented psychiatric nursing practice? Is psychoeducation training effective in increasing the staff’s knowledge and comfort in conducting groups? MLB

Cost effectiveness, reduced lengths of stay, faster recovery process, increases quality of life. MLB

State the guiding practice-focused question(s) for this doctoral project. 9
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Clarify how this doctoral project has potential to address that gap-in-practice.

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