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LITERATURE SEARCH AND CRITICAL APPRAISAL
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|Rationale and aims
Outline why you have chosen this subject and the aims of your literature search. Link this to research, policy, guidance, systematic reviews, and/or other forms of authoritative evidence.
|Literature search strategy
Briefly describe the search terms, inclusion and exclusion criteria, databases used, numbers of hits and how you arrived at your 3 papers. Use PICO, SPIDER or similar. Include a PRISMA diagram as appendix 1 and a summary table as appendix 2.
|Critical appraisal of body of literature
Critically analyse your chosen papers, concentrating on their strengths and weaknesses, and using an appropriate JBI tools (JBI ones are recommended but others are available). Briefly detail the papers’ results. Use the usual referencing conventions when citing your chosen papers, do not refer to them as paper 1, paper 2 etc.
|Practice focused recommendations
· Provide an overall appraisal of the research reviewed highlighting the strength of the evidence and drawing conclusions about the overall results. Where does it fit in a hierarchy of evidence?
· What are the implications for practice?
Based on your rationale and body of evidence, relate your recommendations to implementation in clinical practice. This might be a clinical area, or education setting, or your job destination or another area of local/national interest (stick to the UK please).
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|Appendix 1: Include a PRISMA flow diagram which summarises your search strategy||Not included in total|
|Appendix 2: Include a table which summarises the following: title and authors, studies’ aims, methods of data collection and analysis, findings, your brief commentary.||Not included in total|
|Standards of written English and grammar are important in presentation and will be marked accordingly|
(i) headings, titles and statements on the cover and contents page;
(ii) Index lists and diagram labels;
(iii) Short text boxes in the body of an assignment;
(iv) References and/or bibliography lists; and
(v) Permitted appended material (appendices).