“Could music therapy versus opioid therapy be used as part of palliative care programs for severely ill patients.”
Instructions for Completing Your Assignment
Step one: Choose the topic, identify a nursing clinical practice problem that you would like to explore. Using the information that you discussed in Module 1 Discussion- Research Problem, briefly discuss the significance and identify the gap in the literature. (Why do you need to study this problem?)
Topic: “Could music therapy versus opioid therapy be used as part of palliative care programs for severely ill patients.”
Step two: Complete the readings from Module 1, 2 & 3, focusing on Chapter 7 Stages of a Literature Review pp.126-134, and 18.
Step three: Search for at least FOUR nursing research articles that relate to your clinical problem using Academic Search Complete, CINHAL, Pubmed, Google Scholar, or any other database that contains nursing research articles. Make note of your search strategy (keywords and databases used) to integrate into your next assignment.
Your studies must be quantitative research articles (for example: quantitative descriptive, correlational or quasi-experimental or experimental designs). At least two studies must be prospective (data actually collected at the time of the study). The other two may be retrospective or prospective. Your studies may NOT be a qualitative study, a mixed-method study, a quality improvement study, a systematic review, meta-synthesis, meta-analysis, meta-summary, or integrative review, or a thesis or dissertation. The article should not be a general information article without the elements of a study (e.g.: must include a review of literature and a methods section with results and discussion).
Studies/ articles must be current, within 5 years, and in English..
The articles you will find must meet the following mandatory requirements noted in Chapter 3 (Types of Quantitative Research).
Step four: Find the elements in your articles that are named in the PINCH Table in Module 4 to help prepare you for your next assignment.
Step five: If you have questions about finding articles, post them to the Q & A discussion board for feedback from your peers / instructor.
Step six: Turn in the four articles (PDF format only) in to the assignment submission link under the Assignments Tab in Module 3 at the due date and time listed in your syllabus. There are multiple links available.
Possible points for this assignment: 100 points