This assignment requires you to complete the following:
A nursing case study of 2000 words:
This assignment help assumes you have read your course outline. For full assessment details, please refer to your course outline.
The following resources may also be useful:
After watching the above video you can now start by identifying the concepts (main ideas) from your assignment topic prior to searching. Consider alternative words for these concepts which, together with the concept term, become your searchable keywords.
"What are best practices for the plan of care for adult patients with severe burns?"
|Keywords Concepts||Synonyms and alternative concepts|
|burns||fire injury, heat injury, thermal burn|
|plan of care||care plan|
|best practices||bench mark, best-practices, good practices|
|Line 1||burn* OR "fire injur* " OR "heat injur* " OR "thermal burn*"|
"care plan" OR "plan of care"
|Line 3||"best practice*" OR "best-practice*" OR "good-practice*" OR "bench mark"|
The Library Catalogue can be a useful starting point in locating quality information.
Use the Library Catalogue to find:
Learn to use the Library catalogue by working through the interactive tutorial below.
Journal articles are often found in databases.
Useful databases to search:
Emcare (via Ovid): includes nearly 5 million records of the scholarly and peer-reviewed literature in nursing and allied health dating back to 1995. Subject coverage are Clinical Medicine, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacology and Public Health
Search Emcare Tutorial
Medline: The US National Library of Medicine database. Covers medicine, nursing, bio-medicine, pharmacy and allied Health.
Scopus: One of the largest bibliographic, multidisciplinary databases. Covers chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, psychology adn economics, as well as biological, agricultural, environmental and general sciences.
Informit Health Collection for Australian information
ScienceDirect for peer reviewed articles on a huge range of subjects (including health)
Database limits and filters
Database limits and filters may be applied to reduce your search results if you have too many. Some useful limits include 'English Language' or date. Note the following about using limits:
Using a limit only applies to the database you are currently searching. If you have selected more than one, only the results from the filtered database will display.
If the database is bibliographic (abstract) only – it won’t find any full-text. Using a full text limiter will therefore yield 0 results.
If you limit your results, there is always the potential that you could miss some important/useful research.
Articles from peer-reviewed journals are of high quality and can be used to support the argument that you are presenting. Articles in peer-reviewed journals must go through an evaluation process with experts in the field before being published. The term refereed is also used.
Watch the following video to learn more about scholarly sources.
You should critically evaluate all resources found to determine their appropriateness for your assignment. The video below explains more.