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Nursing Research: Principles and Methods.

Nursing Research: Principles and Methods.

Nursing Research: Principles and Methods.

Nursing Research: Principles and Methods.

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5 Now that you have completed the article, you might like to write a practice profile. Guidelines to help you are on page 60.

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Learning zone assessment


This self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ)  will help you to test your knowledge. Each  week you will find ten multiple-choice  questions that are broadly linked to the  learning zone article. Note: There is only  one correct answer for each question.

Ways to use this assessment  ��You could test your subject knowledge   by attempting the questions before  reading the article, and then go back  over them to see if you would answer   any differently.

��You might like to read the article to update  yourself before attempting the questions.

Prize draw Each week there is a draw for correct entries.  Please send your answers on a postcard to  Zena Latcham, Nursing Standard, The Heights,  59-65 Lowlands Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill,  Middlesex HA1 3AW, or send them by email  to zena.latcham@rcnpublishing.co.uk.  Subscribers can complete the assessment   at www.nursing-standard.co.uk by clicking   on the Learning zone CPD questionnaire tab.

Ensure you include your name and address  and the SAQ number. This is SAQ 673.  Entries must be received by 10am on  Tuesday January 8 2013.

When you have completed your  self-assessment, cut out this page and add  it to your professional portfolio. You can  record the amount of time it has taken.  Space has been provided for comments.

You might like to consider writing a  practice profile, see page 60.

How to use this assessment

1. Healthcare professionals should ensure that: a) They provide high quality care o b) Their knowledge and skills

reflect evidence-based practice o c) They stay abreast of changes in

healthcare practice o d) All of the above o

2. Clinical decision making: a) Should replace clinical

judgement o b) Does not need to be adapted

to accommodate patient choice o

c) Should be underpinned by an understanding of the evidence o

d) Does not consider what is right for the patient o

3. All research: a) Should be published o b) Is high quality o c) Is reliable o d) Should be interpreted carefully o