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2. What similarities and differences can you identify between the nursing process and the research process? Explain your answer. Please support your response with a peer reviewed article. Before identifying the differences and similarities between the nursing process and the research process, both must be defined and understood. The nursing process, defined by the American Nurses Association, is “the common thread uniting different types of nurses who work in varied areas” (ANA, 2016). The practice for registered nurses’ focuses on 5 key elements when delivering holistic, patient-focused care. These elements include, assessment, diagnosis, outcomes/planning, implementation, and evaluation. The nursing process has given nurses the ability to create a care plan and to make changes to the care plan in order to maintain continuity of care during hospitalization in order to prepare for discharge. To prove a theory or add on to an existing one is through research. Nurses rely on research to improve patient outcomes. According to an article in the American Nurse Today, “for research results to be considered reliable and valid, researchers must use the scientific method in orderly, sequential steps” [Con14]. There are two main studies involving verbal and exploratory methods. After data is analyzed and results are ready, the final step in the research process involves the publication of the study results. References ANA. (2016). The Nursing Process . Retrieved from American Nurses Association: Conner, B. T. (2014, June). Differentiating Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality Improvement . Retrieved from American Nurse Today: - research-evidence-based-practice-and-quality-improvement/
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