Management and Leadership Paper
This paper is a critical analysis of the article “Spirituality as a Predictive Factor for Signing an Organ Donor Card”. The research was preformed by Anat Peles Bortz, RN, PhD, Tamar Ashkenazi, RN,PhD, and Semyon Melnikov, RN, PhD. The research was accepted for publication in 2014. The research was presented at the 25th International Nursing Research Congress Symposium in 2014 in Hong Kong. The research appears in Sigma Theta Tau International, Journal of Nursing Scholarship 2015. The research looked at two groups of people in Israel, those who signed an organ donor card …show more content…
Literature Review Bortz et al, (2015) reviewed, referenced, and drew knowledge from an extensive list of other articles/studies relevant to their topics under study. This was an appropriate measure for their quantitative research. Previous studies revealed that spirituality is difficult to measure, that religious beliefs have a direct effect on signing (or not signing) an organ donor card, that there is a correlation between spirituality and sense of purpose, that people with altruistic motivation are more likely to donate, and attitudes about organ donation can affect SODC (Bortz et al, 2015).
Polit and Beck (2015) define a hypothesis as “a statement of predicted relationships between variables or predicted