The purpose of this assignment is to document sources of research evidence that support the evidence-based intervention for the selected practice problem, including the level and quality of each source of research evidence. A synthesis of the evidence is conducted to determine the overall strength and quality of the evidence. The development of an evidence table and synthesis are foundational to inform actions and decisions to improve healthcare outcomes. Construction of an evidence table and synthesis supports the professional formation of the DNP-prepared nurse.

Week 2: Assignment: Evidence Synthesis and Tables

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to document sources of research evidence that support the evidence-based intervention for the selected practice problem, including the level and quality of each source of research evidence. A synthesis of the evidence is conducted to determine the overall strength and quality of the evidence. The development of an evidence table and synthesis are foundational to inform actions and decisions to improve healthcare outcomes. Construction of an evidence table and synthesis supports the professional formation of the DNP-prepared nurse.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcome.

· CO 3: Develop strategies to lead project planning, implementation, management, and evaluation to promote high-value healthcare. (POs 3, 5, 7)

Due Date(s)

Submit your assignment by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 2. The late assignment policy applies to this assignment.

Total points possible: 125

Instructions

Download the  Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool (Links to an external site.)  and the  Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool (Links to an external site.)  located in the Student Resource Center under “Project & Practicum Resources.”

As you incorporate published research study findings into your own writing, you aim for synthesis of the material. Before learning how to write a synthesis, it is important to define this term. At its most basic level, a synthesis involves combining two or more summaries. Synthesis writing is more difficult than it might first appear because this combining must be done in a meaningful way.

A synthesis requires critical reading and thinking in order to compare different material, highlighting similarities, differences, and connections. When a practice scholar synthesizes successfully, they present new ideas based on interpretations of published research evidence. Conceptually, it can be helpful to think about synthesis existing at both the local (or paragraph) level and the global (or paper) level.

Synthesis is all about collecting information from different sources and putting it together as one content.

Review the Graduate Re-Purpose Policy in the Student Handbook, page 15:

Repurposed Work (Chamberlain University Graduate Programs only): Graduate students have the opportunity to use previously submitted ideas as a foundation for future courses. No more than 50 percent of an assignment, excluding references, may be repurposed from another Chamberlain University course (excluding practicum courses). Previous course assignments that are deemed building blocks will be notated in the syllabus by the course leader. As with every assignment, students must uphold academic integrity; therefore, students must follow the guidelines for remaining academically honest according to the Academic Integrity policy. If the instructor is not made aware of the repurposing of an assignment, the submission will be treated as plagiarized work if not properly referenced

Follow these guidelines when completing each component of this assignment. Contact your course faculty if you have questions.

1. Title Page

2. Introduce the Practice Problem

a. Practice Problem Statement

b. Describe the Significance of the Practice Problem at the National Level (1 paragraph)

3. Synthesis of Evidence to Support the Evidence-Based Intervention for the Selected Practice Problem. Include 3 Current LEVEL I, II, or III Peer-Reviewed Primary Research Studies and/or Systematic Reviews. May reuse research studies from previous courses.

a. Synthesis of the Literature (2 paragraphs)

i. Main Points/Salient Themes That Emerge from the Sources (Cited)

ii. Compare and Contrast Main Points /Themes from All Sources (Cited)

b. Support for Evidence-Based Intervention (1 paragraph)

i. Objective Rationale for the Intervention Based on the Literature

4. Summary Table of Evidence to Address the Evidence-Based Intervention for the Selected Practice Problem Using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Evidence Summary Tool. Include as an appendix.

5. Reference Page with Complete References for the 3 Sources of Research Evidence, Including the Permalink

6. APA Formatting/ References

a. APA Standards for Scholarly Papers

b. Level I Headings are included

All Chamberlain University policies related to plagiarism must be observed.

Interactive with Feedback

Each week your course faculty will provide feedback in the rubric and on any assignment you have submitted. Take a moment to review the following video on how to view rubric feedback in Canvas:

· Link (video):  Making the Most of Feedback in Canvas  (2:26)

Review the following video on how to accept/reject track changes when viewing faculty feedback on your assignment:

· Link (video):  Word: Track Changes and Comments  (4:19)

Rubric

Week 2 Assignment Grading Rubric: Evidence Synthesis and Tables (125 pts)

Week 2 Assignment Grading Rubric: Evidence Synthesis and Tables (125 pts)
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePractice Problem

Requirements: 1. Practice problem statement. 2. Describe the significance of the practice problem at the national level.

15 pts

Includes all requirements and provides an excellent description of the practice problem at the national level.

13 pts

Includes all requirements with a very good description of the practice problem at the national level.

12 pts

Includes all requirements with a basic description of the practice problem at the national level.

0 pts

Poor description of the practice problem and/or includes 1 or fewer requirements.

 

15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence Synthesis

Requirements: 1. Main themes, and salient findings that emerge from the sources (Cited). 2. Compare and Contrast the main points from all sources (Cited). 3. Present an objective rationale for the intervention based on the literature.

50 pts

Includes all requirements and provides an excellent evidence synthesis.

45 pts

Includes all requirements and provides a very good evidence synthesis.

40 pts

Includes all requirements and provides a basic evidence synthesis.

0 pts

Poor evidence synthesis and/or includes 2 or fewer requirements.

 

50 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary Table

Requirements: 1. Three Research Studies. 2. Complete all sections completely and identify the quality and the levels of evidence.

30 pts

Includes all requirements and provides an excellent summary table.

27 pts

Includes all requirements and a very good summary table.

24 pts

Includes all requirements requirement and a basic summary table.

0 pts

Includes 1 or fewer requirements or a poor summary table.

 

30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Style and Standards

Requirements: 1. Uses appropriate Level I headers. 2. Reference Page with complete references for the 3 sources of research evidence including the Permalink. 3. Reference and citations are in current APA style.

10 pts

Includes all requirements and presents excellent APA style.

9 pts

Includes all requirements and very good APA style.

8 pts

Includes no fewer than 2 requirements of APA style.

0 pts

Includes 1 or fewer requirements of APA style.

 

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity of Writing

Requirements: 1. Uses standard English grammar and sentence structure. 2. No spelling or typographical errors. 3. Organized presentation of ideas.

20 pts

Includes all requirements and demonstrates excellent clarity of writing.

18 pts

Includes all requirements and demonstrates very good clarity of writing.

16 pts

Includes no fewer than 2 requirements and/or demonstrates good clarity of writing.

0 pts

Includes 1 or fewer requirements and/or demonstrates poor clarity of writing.

 

20 pts
Total Points: 125

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