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DQ 1PICOT is utilized by the health care community to identify and study a nursing or medical practice problem. Consequently, PICOT examples that may provide insight into the use of the PICOT process, may not be relevant to nursing practice as they are based on a medical practice problem.Describe the difference between a nursing practice problem and a medical practice problem. Nursing practice problems deal with modalities of patient care such as support, comfort, prevention of trauma, promotion of recovery, health screening, appraisal and/or assessment, health education, and coordination of health care. A medical diagnosis deals with disease or medical condition. A nursing diagnosis deals with human response to actual or potential health problems and life processes (Flemming, 2007). Medical practice problem is the condition or what plagues the patient while nursing practice problem is how the patient is responding or dealing with the condition.For example, a medical diagnosis of Cerebrovascular Attack (CVA or Stroke) provides information about the patient’s pathology. The complimentary nursing diagnoses of Impaired verbal communication, risk for falls, risk for aspiration, interrupted family processes and powerlessness provide a more holistic understanding of the impact of that stroke on this particular patient and his family; these also dictated nursing interventions to obtain patient-specific outcomes (NANDA International, n.d.).A PICOT question should be based on a nursing practice problem because it directly helps the nurse specify a problem concerning patient that needs addressing. If properly addressed, may help increase the outcome of that specific population. ReferencesFlemming, W. J., (2007). Selecting a Clinical Nursing Problem for Research. Retrieved August 27, 2019, from NANDA International. (n.d.). Defining the knowledge of nursing. Retrieved August 27, 2019, from -nursing-diagnosis-.html
DQ 2Nursing research is used to study a dilemma or a problem in nursing. Provide rational and support for your answer.Examine a problem you have seen in nursing. Provide an overview of the problem and discuss why the problem should be studied. A problem I have witnessed on my unit and the place where I work is that when there aren’t staffing shortages, the staff are being flexed (sent home early and other people taking over their workload) which of course leaves the current staff in a bind for the rest of the day. “In addition to the higher patient