-Choose a topic related to some aspect of psychiatric nursing (a mental health concept or issue, clinical diagnosis, current trend, treatment modality, etc.)
-Select 2 recent professional research studies
-Write a critical analysis about each study
-Proper APA formatting must be used.
*** I have sample papers for this assignment in my office! ***
Your paper should be structured as follows:
This is a 4 - 5 page paper. The Title Page, Table of Contents, and References do not count towards the 4 - 5 page requirements.
YOU MUST include the following limiters in CINAHL Complete for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
*Limit by date! Only search for content published within the past 3-5 years.
*Select 'Research Article'.
*Look for a research study with n>200 (How do I find this? Look at the image on the bottom!)
*Use quotes for better results. This tells the database to search a term as a phrase. "post-partum depression" OR "substance abuse"
*Use the truncator or asterisk * This simple command tells the database to give you anything that has the prefix you type followed by anything else. For example:
nurs* = nurse, nurses, nursing
child* = child, children, childhood
adolesc* = adolescent, adolescents, adolescence
nurs* AND depression AND teenagers
adolesc* AND depression AND nurs*
"mental health" AND marijuana AND nurs*
See below for setting up your search screen in CINAHL!
How do you find the number of subjects in a research study? Sometimes this number can be found in the abstract:
Above is an example of something that wouldn't work!
Sometimes you need to open the article and look in the 'Methods' 'Methodology' OR 'Participants' section of the study:
Above is an example that would work for this paper!