PICO questions

The PICO Question

After studying Module 1: Lecture Materials & Resources, and completing 500 clinical hours, students undoubtedly witness problems or gaps in healthcare. The PICO question Population/ Patient Problem: (P), Intervention: (I), Comparison: (C), Outcome: (O) is to ask a searchable and answerable question that provides evidence to improve practice. In a well-written discussion post address, the following:

Describe a real-world, current problem in the US psychiatric care. This could be a problem that affects clinical decisions and may include a broad range of biological, psychological, and sociological issues.
Formulate a PICO question based on the current
Summarize the reason this PICO question is so important to advanced practice nursing.
Submission Instructions:

Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in the current APA style.
Provide support for your work from at least five academic sources less than 5 years old. Visit Purdue OwlLinks to an external site. for specific examples on how to create in-text citations and cite references using the current APA format.
Students will use this PICO question when creating the abstract and academic poster.
Students may not duplicate the PICO question of another student at St. Thomas University.
Your initial post is worth 8 points.
You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your reply posts are worth 2 points. (1 point per response)
All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.
Please post your initial response by 11:59 PM ET Thursday, and comment on the posts of two classmates by 11:59 PM ET Sunday.
You can expect feedback from the instructor within 48 to 72 hours from the Sunday due date.
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Grading Rubric

Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.

Discussion Rubric
Criteria Ratings Points
Identification of Main Issues, Problems, and Concepts Distinguished – 4 points
Post is substantively accurate. Identifies and demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. Provides exceptional and thought-provoking analysis that directly addresses details and/or examples of the main topic. Excellent – 3 points
Post is mostly related to the topic. Demonstrates understanding of most of the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. It provides some supporting details and/or examples. Analyses not as clear as they could be. Fair – 1-2 points
Demonstrates limited understanding of most of the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. No details and/or examples are given. Poor – 0 points
Post is off-topic, incorrect and/or irrelevant to the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. Analyses are not well organized or clear. 4 points
APA Formatting Guidelines Distinguished – 2 points
The reference page contains at least the required current scholarly academic reference and text reference. Follows APA guidelines of components: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent, and in-text citations. Excellent – 1 point
The reference page contains one current scholarly academic resource and text reference. Follows most APA guidelines of components: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent, and in-text citations. Fair – 0.5 points
The reference page contains one current or outdated scholarly academic resource. Many errors of APA guidelines: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent, and in-text citations. Poor – 0 points
The reference page contains no current scholarly academic resources, only internet web pages, or no reference page. Lack of APA guidelines for references provided or in-text citations. 2 points
Writing Mechanics Distinguished – 2 points
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct. Excellent – 1 point
Few grammatical errors, but sentences could be clearer and more precise. Fair – 0.5 points
The paper contains a few grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. Poor – 0 points
The paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. 2 points
Response to Posts of Peers Distinguished – 2 points
Constructively responded to two other posts and either extended, expanded, or provided a rebuttal to each. Fair – 1 point
Constructively responded to one other post and either extended, expanded, or provided a rebuttal. Poor – 0 points
Provided no response to a peer’s post.

2 points
Total Points 10