Statement of the problem and reason why it is important to nursing (consider using JACHO guidelines or ANA recommendations or literature on incidence/prevalence/risk factors of the issue)
How you went about searching for information – include:
o Discussion of search strategy (first assignment)
o Details of evidence found
Review of the literature – a balanced critique of the literature. This should flow together rather than being a number of individual critiques. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the literature and gaps in knowledge.
Summary of the current state of knowledge on your problem.
Discussion of whether this meets with what you have seen in clinical practice.
Conclusion – the way forward. What needs to be done – more research or consider methods to implement research in practice?