For your final project, you will identify and describe an issue, situation, problem or opportunity that reinforces the need for implementing an evidence-based practice and then complete one of the below options in a 2450-3150 word paper.
If there are no clear practice guidelines within the field to specifically address the problem, you should select the first option and you should select the second option for problems that may be addressed by existing EBP guidelines within your field of practice or study.
Option #1: Conduct a systematic review of the literature for evidence-based approaches to address the Real-World Problem you formulated in the Week 1 Discussion Forum.
Conduct a Systematic Review of the literature for relevant sources to establish best practices and/or evidence-based approaches to address the real-world problem or issue.
Describe all information sources (online databases, and search engines) used to conduct the literature search.
Present full electronic search strategy for at least one database, including any key words and limits used, such that it could be repeated.
State the process for selecting studies (i.e., screening, eligibility, included in systematic review).
Include a discussion section to synthesize the literature reviewed, identifying any best practices or established EBPs found.
Option #2: Apply an existing evidence-based practice to address a real-world problem or practical situation.
Present a synthesis of the specific EBP to be implemented, emphasizing research to support the effectiveness of the EBP.
In one concise paragraph, succinctly describe the setting, approach, and intended outcomes of implementing a specific EBP.
Develop a plan to implement the EBP including the involvement of any stakeholders and a justification for the plan’s overall approach to the setting.
Formulate an informed strategy to address any cultural, organizational or other barriers towards implementation.
Conclude with an explanation of how the intended outcomes of the application of an EBP could be used to advance knowledge, understanding or practice in the discipline or field of study.
This assignment is worth 30 points of the total course grade.
This assignment aligns with the following weekly outcomes: 1.