Accordingto Nursingworld.org (2014) research on evidence based practice innursing can also be qualitative. This means that the results obtainedfrom the studies are not experimentally determined and measured interms of amount, magnitude, frequency or quantity. This is theapproach that is better adopted in pain management in medicalinstitutions (HCPro, 2014). The research activities here involvelearning about patient experience through conduction of interviewsand discussions. Wells, Pasero & McCaffery (2008) goes further toillustrate that this kind of study results into the provision ofinsights into patient experience. People usually perceive this kindof research on nursing as less beneficial and effective with noobjectivity element as a result of the lack of number use and factsalso it involves subjective minds with bias (Webmd.com, 2014).
Consultgerirn.org,(2014) asserts that regardless of such kind of perceptions, theresearch method is useful for understanding the patient experiencelike cancer and trauma also it is beneficial to the patient and themedical workers. For it to be reliable, the kind of test must beunbiased (American Academy of Pain Management, 2014). This unbiasedtest is achieved through the use of both non-random and randomsampling in order to come up information about what is being studied(Painmanagementnursing.org, 2014).
Alsoin the Walden library, different journals and articles for evidencebased nursing practice are found. According to the journal byKathleen R. Stevens, pain management in nursing should be based onthe quality improvement for the patient treatment by gatheringquantitative information through quantitative research on the nursingpractice and come up with information that will help transform thequality of health care services that the providers deliver(Standiford Helm II, 2014). It is on this precept that painmanagement strategies are construed due to the kind of attentionrequired in dealing with any complications that may arise indifferent individuals, especially during treatment (Webmd.com, 2014).
Theresults according to the qualitative research were subjective andbiased in some sense though there was improvements in the quality oftreatment to the patients (HCPro, 2014). In the quantitativeresearch, the quality of the treatment was improved and at the sametime the results were objective with facts available to makedecisions. The results were therefore reliable (Stevens, 2013). Iwould therefore counsel my patients basing on the evidence basedpractice by conducting a quantitative research. Also to my fellowstaff in the health care, I would advise them to embrace this kind ofpractice since it is more of a practical approach in treatment.
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