The purpose of Reflection-in-Action is to reflect upon what one has learned or how one has performed as compared with one’s expectations or goals. This assignment will provide an opportunity for students to share their experiences, thoughts, feelings and learning moments from this course.
The Reflection for the course EBP (Evidence Based Practice) must address at least three (3) of the following topics:
Learning moments or activities from this course
Thoughts on evidence-based practice
Evidence supporting Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring
Ethics in research
Protecting human subjects in quality improvement or evidence-based practice projects
Understanding or comfort level with statistics in nursing research and other research reports
Perception of MSN graduates’ role in nursing research
Creating and sustaining an Evidence-Based nursing environment
Asking compelling, clinical questions
Lessons learned while conducting evidence-based literature review
Evidence-Based Practice has been one of the most inciteful courses that I have learned this academic year. Right from the introduction, interaction with lecturer and colleagues (through group discussion sessions), I had an enjoyable learning moment throughout the course. In this reflection, however, I will only emphasize on three of the most interesting learning moments while undertaking this course. The three are my thoughts on evidence-based practice, ethics in research and evidence supporting Jean Watson’s theory of Human Caring.
Thoughts On Evidence-Based Practice
Throughout the course, I have learned that evidence-based practice is an aspect that everyone in the nursing profession should be ready to embrace. As the class instructor explained in almost all lessons, adhering to evidence-based practices equips every nurse with adequate skills and knowledge to provide care that has been proven to be effective (Mackey & Bassendowski, 2017). I learned that the tenets of EBP are proper research where nurses rely on the clinical decisions that other people undertook in solving situations that they were facing. Using proper illustrations, the class instructor made it clear that the best way to guarantee the delivery of quality care is by using evidence-based practices. Through clear comparative analyses, the class instructor demonstrated that many people who fail to use evidence-based practices end up making errors (Rojjanasrirat & Rice, 2017). Furthermore, the research activities that we undertook in class also showed that evidence-based practice is the best way that every nurse ought to adopt while providing care.
Ethics in Research While reflecting on the various aspects of evidence-based practice as a course, one issue that cannot escape my mind is ethics as applied in research. The class instructor made it clear that for everyone in nursing, ethics is an aspect that cannot be ignored. As a researcher, there were different aspects of ethics that we learned. First and foremost, we learned of the need to always obtain informed consent while working with research participants, reducing chances of harm to participants, always promoting confidential…