Synthesis

Synthesis
Discussion
Purpose    
The purpose of this discussion is to demonstrate your understanding of a synthesis.
Instructions
Select one of the following options for your initial discussion post. Using the two research studies you appraised in NR715 and the one study you identified in Week 1 for the selected practice problem, write one paragraph where you apply the concepts of a synthesis.
• Option 1: Use a synthesis of research study evidence and non-research evidence to introduce the practice problem.
• Option 2: Use a synthesis of research study evidence and non-research evidence to introduce the implications of the practice problem that include the significance, mortality, and economic ramifications of the problem.
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Course Outcomes    
This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
2. Analyze research and non-research data for the purposes of critical appraisal and judgment of evidence for translation into practice. (POs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
5. Synthesize research study evidence and non-research evidence relevant to practice problems and a practice question. (POs 1, 3, 5, 9)
Week 2: Helpful Hints
1. For Week 2, select one of the two options for this week’s discussion.
1. Note that options #1 and option #2 are the first two sections of the week 4 written assignment.
2. Each option requires your demonstration of synthesizing research study evidence and non-research evidence to either introduce the practice problem OR articulate the implications (significance, prevalence, economic ramifications) of the selected practice problem.
3. Some tips for completing either option in the week 2 discussion. These tips are taken directly from the requirements for these two sections of the week 4 written assignment.
1. Option 1: Introduction
a. Use a synthesis of research evidence and non-research evidence when writing this section of the paper.
b. Write a one-sentence purpose statement.
c. Introduce the practice problem.
d. Introduce the evidence-based intervention using research evidence.
2. Option 2: Analysis of the Practice Problem (1-2 paragraphs)
a. Use a synthesis of research evidence and non-research evidence when writing this section of the paper.
b. Present the following at the national and local levels:
a. Significance
b. Prevalence
c. Mortality
d. Economic ramifications of the practice problem
4. Please follow the Chamberlain Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers for APA formatting of citations and references located in Course Resources.
5. Continue to use APA formatting in each weekly discussion – initial post & response post(s).
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