RUNNING HEAD: Rough Draft Qualitative Research Critique and Ethical Considerations2PurposeThis study attempts to answer a clinical problem concerning patients with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. There is a high rate of readmissions across all age groups for those who have had aprevious episode due to both Type I and Type II diabetes. Most clinicians have drawn the conclusion that, due to the noncompliance of the patient, these recurrences of DKA episodes are an inevitability. This study is attempting to answer what barriers they had experienced in reaching full compliance with a treatment regimen, and how patient education for regimen compliance had failed them. There seems to be a gap in understanding between the patients and the doctors in regards to how the regimen can be compliant within the lives of patients suffering from Diabetes. Diabetic Ketoacidosis is the leading cause of mortality for youth who have Type Idiabetes. The purpose of this study is to gain insight into the barriers towards compliance treatment for the youth population tested in better managing their diabetes and prevent an episode related to Diabetic Ketoacidosis. The research questions that this study implies is, how does the different perspectives and environment of youth patients affect their compliance in treating their diabetes. Also, which of these factors within their environment may increase their risk of DKA? The clinical problem is related to the proposed questions and the purpose of this study.