Beatrice 490V-0500 Reflective Journal.docx - Running head REFLECTIVE JOURNAL Reflective Journal Grand Canyon University NRS 490-0500 August 31st 2019

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Running head: REFLECTIVE JOURNAL 1 Reflective Journal Grand Canyon University: NRS 490-0500 August 31 st , 2019 Reflective Journal
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REFLECTIVE JOURNAL 2 New practice approaches The NRS 490 class was thought-provoking, engaging and a perfect learning forum. The class focused on the professional capstone project and practicum. One of the new practice approaches that I learned is the ways to effectively disseminate evidence based research. Edwards (2015) explains that the most effective way to begin the dissemination is to clarify and note down the end-users. This involves generating a list of individuals who may present a specific interest in the evidence-based practice (EBP) outcomes. Such a list is generated while considering the fact that clinicians, physicians and other healthcare providers as part of the larger potential audience of the research findings. Tripathy et al. (2017) posit that an additional strategy to enhance research visibility is to widen the co-authorship base. In this regard, to influence changes in policy formulation through research, there is a need to connect with policymakers preferably from the beginning of the research question formulation. Tripathy et al. (2017) explain that the strategy of involving policymakers at the beginning of the research process creates a sense of research ownership which is pertinent in generating any change in practice and policy. Studies by Scullion (2014), Schipper, Bakker, De Wit, Ket & Abma (2015) and Derman & Jaeger (2018) add that other proficient methodologies that can enhance the visibility of the research dissemination entail choosing keywords and research title carefully. As such, keywords and titles have the impact of increasing the likelihood of having an article picked when the article is searched, cited, read or its contents used in a systematic review that integrate evidence on a given subject. I further learned the pertinence of activism and advocacy in research generation and dissemination and in other diverse areas in nursing science. As such, studies by
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REFLECTIVE JOURNAL 3 Davoodvand, Abbaszadeh & Ahmadi (2016) posit that since most patients are aged, frail or inflicted with long term infirmities, they are part of the vulnerable populations that warrant nurses and other healthcare professionals to reinforce patient advocacy. Goodman (2014) posits that via the correct and timely reinforcement of patient advocacy role, the respect and the trust of the general community and healthcare will escalate. In this regard, proficient advocacy advances the level of quality of patient care and improves the perception and role of the nursing profession. Goodman (2014) adds that the failure to effectively execute nursing advocacy can result to detraction from the fundamental essence of nursing profession and increase the levels and rates of nurse turn over. Dadzie, Aziato & Aikins (2017) and Eaton et al. (2017) posits that patient advocacy can take a broad perspective such as shielding patients against illegal activities or unethical practices. Such practices entail protecting patients taking part in clinical trials, supporting
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