Delirium prevention on the general Medical ward Literature Review

Delirium prevention on the general Medical ward Literature Review

? It is expected that the undergraduate major project will take the form of a 8000 word extended critical literature review in the area outlined in the synopsis (please see appendix ) ? The review should commence with an abstract, which is a summary of the whole project in approx. 240-300 words. ? Introduction which outlines what will be in the main body, within the introduction should be a rationale for your chosen subject (acknowledgements may precede the introduction but is not compulsory). ? A section on your search strategy should follow the introduction, this does not need to be extensive but should be clear and to the point, using literature to support the discussions as evidence of strategy (Please book a library session or down load information from the library website). ? The main body can commence with some background information, then you need to use subheadings to ensure all aspects of the concepts under review have been addressed, through critical analysis and discussion, this project should not be descriptive. For example if the subject you choose is ?The nurse?s/social carers role in managing care for a patient with long term conditions? Sub-headings maybe: 1. What is a long term condition: Within this sub-heading you with need to cover all aspects of this subheading, using a wide range of literature from a wide range of sources including: Books, articles, commentaries, policy, recommendations, National Service Frameworks, Acts of Parliament, standards, research studies (please note the methods of the studies will need to be critiqued briefly demonstrating you understanding of the research process, the critique should be supported with evidence from research literature LO3). 2. Care needed for a patient with a long term condition: Within this sub-heading you with need to cover all aspects of this subheading, using a wide range of literature from a wide range of sources including: Books, articles, commentaries, policy, recommendations, National Service Frameworks, Act of Parliament, standards, research studies (please note the methods of the studies will need to be critiqued briefly demonstrating you understanding of the research process, the critique should be supported with evidence from research literature LO3). 3. The role of the nurse/Health or social care practitioner or course specific: Within this sub-heading you with need to cover all aspects of this subheading, using a wide range of literature from a wide range of sources including: Books, articles, commentaries, policy, recommendations, National Service Frameworks, Act of Parliament, standards, research studies (please note the methods of the studies will need to be critiqued briefly demonstrating you understanding of the research process, the critique should be supported with evidence from research literature LO3). The example above is meant as a guide only and you should discuss you chosen topic and the subheadings with you tutor in individual or group supervision of which you have up to 4 hours. ? Conclusion and recommendations: The conclusion should summarise and highlight your main points, concepts and important discussions, making this clear to the reader. This can then be followed or preceded by your recommendations (discovered through writing the project) for future practice A literature research using at least two databases one being CINAHL. A flow sheet or table demonstrating what papers have been selected and how the process was carried out. Need 10 – 15 papers to be selected. Why delirium prevention is important to the patient and the finances of the NHS. How the nurse can assist with delirium prevention by using screening tools and implement the tool into everyday routine. The need for efficient screening tool for delirium which is fast and easy to use. enabling the nurse to easily implement into daily routine. The screening tool needs to of been proven to work so the nice guidelines can recommend one or two tools rather than a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary team work to promote compliance and understanding from staff. Tools such as the 4AT and CAM screening.


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