One phase of the Evidence-Based Nursing is the critical reading. The critical reading of sa nursing research literature is an indispensable tool that any professional who wants to base their practice on evidence should be handled with fluency. Qualitative research is sometimes surrounded by certain misconceptions, as thinking that it is not scientific or objective, that is subjective and it is less important than quantitative research. It is important to clarify that work primarily by assessing the importance of the research studie, and conducting a detailed analysis of the research in order to prove if the research is or not reliable. It is important to respect as much as possible the original text in the description of the diferents aspects like the issues addressed by the author, the objectives of the research, conceptual methodological framework, the issues addressed, the relevant conclusions and the main authors of reference.
Critiquing a Research Article:
Birth trauma: In the eye of the beholder
1. What was the purpose of the study? The purpose of the study is to describe the meaning of women’s birth trauma experiences, and why their experience such distress. Most of the stressors caused by the act of give birth are preventable, so it is important to reassure and communicate all the needed information to our patients in order to prevent such trauma.
2. Was the significance of the study adequately described? The significance of this study is to identify what mothers perceive as birth trauma, in order to improve the care of the patient and avoid any possible trauma to those mothers before, during and after the birth of their babies.
3. Did the researcher identify the philosophical or theoretical base of the study? The researcher identify the theoretical base of the study, the researcher try to place in theory what the mother felt after the birth of the baby, it clarify and organized the foundlings that is easy to understand and health care professionals will be able to improve their services.
4. Were the assumptions underlying the study articulated? Based in the information given, the assumptions that mothers experiences a traumatic birth is not fully consolidated, the study is based in 40 mother, however the researcher mention others studies that are involved in what the mothers or mothers to be feel during or after their babies birth.
5. Were the assumptions and data collection procedures congruent? Research was based on actual real events it is important to collect data enough to support this study, most of the cases are volunteered participants that are open to talk about their experiences.
Assumptions and data collection procedures were congruent, the data collection for this study is only based in stories and fact expressed from their participants and their families.
6. Was adequate trust established with the participants? Was there an open dialogue with a conversational approach to data collection?...