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Literature Review of Technology in Nursing
A well-prepared literature review documents the current knowledge on a selected practice topic and may indicate whether the findings are ready to be incorporated into practice. The purpose of the literature review, using peer-reviewed published research, is to summarize key findings of research that promotes the use of technology and telecommunications in nursing. In this assignment, you will gain the experience of conducting a literature review of a selected topic on the use of technology and telecommunications in health care.
For this assignment, you will:
- Select a topic on a specific patient care technology or telecommunication in health care that you have interest in reviewing. Topic examples:
- Wireless communication solutions.
- Real-time location systems.
- Delivery robots.
- Workflow management systems.
- Wireless patient monitoring solutions.
- Electronic medication administration with bar coding.
- Electronic clinical documentation with clinical decision support.
- Interactive patient systems.
- Conduct a search using the various electronic databases
- Select studies published during the past five years.
- Select four appropriate peer-reviewed, research-based articles. These studies may be qualitative, quantitative, or outcomes-based. Note: The articles should not be a meta-analysis.
- Use the organizational format shown on pages 181–182 of your Understanding Nursing Research text and complete a summary of key findings in each study using the table format presented in the text.
- Other requirements:
- Use 12-point Times New Roman font style.
- Must be 4-6 pages
- Provide a Title Page and Reference Page following APA style.
- Present a brief overview of the selected technology including your interest and any professional experience.
- Describe criteria used to select the studies including the name(s) of database(s) used.
- Present the studies using the following example:
- Author(s) and year.
- “Burns, Murrock, and Grove (2012) conducted . . .”
- Research method.
- “This study . . .”
- Purpose of study.
- Sample size and sampling method.
- Treatment or intervention.
- Author(s) and year.
- Review the Literature Review of Technology in Nursing Scoring Guide for the grading criteria of this assignment.
- Use APA style and formatting guidelines to cite all references and in subject headings.