Essay about Research Awareness

5817 Words Mar 12th, 2012 24 Pages
Research Awareness for Healthcare Professionals
Summative Assignment

This report discusses the task of searching for a piece of literature based on the theme of ‘Respect and Dignity’. This is an important topic for all healthcare professionals such as nurses and midwives, doctors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to be aware of, as service users have a right and an expectation to be treated with respect and dignity at all times when accessing healthcare. The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement states that dignity in care should involve “…offering a genuinely personal service; flexibility in where or when the care is provided; a service that considers the right to privacy of people receiving care; and the
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After undertaking two searches I felt that I had not yet found a suitable match to my specific search requirements, I therefore decided to attempt searching by using a health specific database, to see if this would be a more efficient method of producing the desired results. I started by again accessing the University resources site, then selected ‘databases a – z’ from the resources menu. I then selected ‘Nursing & Midwifery’ from the ‘subject areas’ search box, and this produced a list of relevant databases, from this list I selected the database ‘Medline with full text’ as the description stated it contained a comprehensive source of full text medical journals, this appeared to be a useful and relevant database for my particular search. I then completed a ‘selection options’ page, selecting date of publication as 2008 to 2011 to make sure that the literature was relevant and up-to-date. I selected the options of ‘abstract available’, ‘English language’, ‘human’, then I selected the age related option of ‘adolescent 13-18’, then selected ‘Nursing’ under the journal subset option in order to produce results that are relevant to my profession. This search produced 3237 results of

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