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Comprehensive Systematic Review for Advanced Practice Nursing, Second Edition by Cheryl Holly (Editor); Susan Salmond (Editor); Maria Saimbert (Editor)
First Edition a 2013 Doody' Core Title and AJN Book of the Year Award Winner This text provides top-tier guidance for DNP students, graduate faculty, APRNs, and other health care providers on how to use available research for improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. It is the only resource written expressly to meet the objectives of DNP courses. This second edition is completely updated and features three new approaches umbrella reviews, mixed-method reviews, and other types of reviews for seeking, synthesizing, and interpreting available evidence to improve the delivery of patient care. The text also includes two new examples of completed systematic reviews and two completed proposals. The book presents, clearly and comprehensively, the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a foundational comprehensive systematic review (CSR). It encompasses the complexities of the entire process, from asking clinical questions to getting the evidence into practice. The text includes question-specific methods and analysis and compares CSR methods, literature reviews, integrated reviews, and meta-studies. It describes how to find and appraise relevant studies, including the non-published grey literature and criteria for selecting or excluding studies, and describes how to use the results in practice. Also examined are ways to disemminate findings to benefit clinical practice and support best practices, and how to write a CSR proposal, final report, and a policy brief based on systematic review findings. Plentiful examples, including two completed proposals and two completed systematic reviews, demonstrate every step of the process. An expanded resource chapter that can serve as a toolkit for conducting a systematic review is also provided. The text covers useful software and includes objectives, summary points, end-of-chapter exercises, suggested reading, and references. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION: Three new chapters presenting new systematic review approaches: umbrella reviews, mixed-method reviews, and other types of reviews including rapid and scoping reviews and reviews of text and opinionTwo new examples of completed systematic reviewsCompletely updated content throughoutDetailed information to foster systematic review research question development, efficient literature searches, and management of references KEY FEATURES: Delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a CSR from start to finishServes as the only CSR resource written expressly for the APRNDescribes useful software for conducting a systematic reviewProvides rich examples including two completed CSRsIncludes objectives, summary points, end-of-chapter exercises, suggested reading, and referencesAccompanied by a comprehensive toolkit of resources for completing a systematic review
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2016-07-28
Doing a Literature Review in Health by Aveyard
'A comprehensive, easy to read guide which will help students to understand how to undertake a literature review, and how to use the resultant information effectively' - Anne-Marie Warnes, University of Central Lancashire. 'A very useful little book that answers all the questions that students ask' - Irene Mabbott. 'A good step-by-step guide on how to produce a comprehensive piece of work' - Simone Bedford, Swansea University. 'This is a very useful, sensible and well organised piece of work and students will benefit from it enormously' - Peter Jones, London South Bank University. Why do a literature review? What literature is relevant to my review? How do I appraise my findings? How do I present my literature review? This book is a step-by-step guide to doing a literature review in health and social care. It is crucial reading for all those undertaking their undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation or any research module which involves a literature review.This student-friendly book simplifies the complex process of systematically reviewing published literature, and provides a guide to searching, appraising and comparing literature to address a research question. Beginning with a discussion of the difference between a systematic and narrative review, you are then advised how to conduct a literature review, starting with defining the question, followed by strategies for searching the literature and emphasising the key elements that need to be considered when reviewing each kind of study. Throughout the book, there are practical tips on how to write up a literature review. "Doing a Literature Review" is an essential reading for all undergraduate students who are writing a literature based dissertation within the health and social care field, or as an introductory text for postgraduate study. It is also a useful text for those who are new to reviewing and appraising literature in the search for answers to questions that arise in practice.
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
Nursing Research by Denise F. Polit; Cheryl Tatano Beck
Thoroughly updated and revised to emphasize the link between research and evidence-based practice, this Ninth Edition of a classic textbook presents state-of-the-art methods for conducting high-quality studies. The ancillary Resource Manual includes application exercises, models of comprehensive research critiques, a full NINR grant application, and a Toolkit on a CD-ROM, containing exemplary research tools (e.g., consent forms, a demographic questionnaire, statistical table templates) - all in easily-adapted Word documents.
Call Number: RT81.5 .P64 2012
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Integrative (Narrative) Reviews 14:56
Create a Chart to Organize your Literature 4:43
Conducting a Systematic Literature Review 3:17
Intro to Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses 16:56
Introductory Materials for Literature Reviews
This guide is intended to introduce scholars to the various types of literature reviews and to suggest supplementary materials in the form of books, articles, guidelines, and videos that will encourage writing outcomes.
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