In this week’s discussion question you were asked to consider a potential problem (appropriate to your role option) that you would like to investigate through nursing research. For this assignment you will review current research from South’s Online Library and provide a critical evaluation on that research through an annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography is a brief summary and analysis of the journal article reviewed. For more information on annotated bibliographies please visit Purdue’s OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab
A total of two annotated bibliographies are to be submitted (not to exceed one page each). The articles must come from nursing scholarly literature and may not be older than 5 years since publication. Please note that the articles must be research based and reflect a quantitative methodology (review our reading assignments). Web pages, magazines, textbooks, and other books are not acceptable.
Each annotation must address the following critical elements:
Presently, I am working towards obtaining my master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner. Over the course of my twenty plus years as a nurse, I have seen how the quality of one’s life can improve outcomes and create a better lifestyle. My goal is to use my degree to help educate others on positive outcomes that a healthier lifestyle can have on one’s health. This not only includes a healthier diet and exercise plan but also an individual’s outlook on life and overview of one’s self. Health-related quality of life is of the Healthy People 2020’s objective. One of the goals of Healthy People 2020 is to bring back alive the sense of well-being or the drive to survive (Healthypeople2020.org). By creating a healthier community, the burden and cost on healthcare can be reduced. The hospitals in rural areas struggle to keep up with the demands to meet the needs of the community (Morris, M., 2018).
South University’s online library is the main research tool that I use. I type keywords into the search engine and find articles pertinent to my topic. Here I have found several articles relating to health-related quality of life and studies regarding older adults and exercise, employment, stress, and health-related quality of life. I refer to Healthy People 2020 also for the objectives, goals and statistical resources. Other resources that I may use in my research is government links on the internet that may have statistics regarding my topic or programs available to assist with my topic such as the Good to Great program in Georgia to help motivate high school students to become more physically active, reduce the number of preventable infant deaths, and reduce the yearly numbers of patients readmitted in the hospital with diabetes related illnesses. One of the goals of Healthy People 2020 is to bring back alive the sense of well-being or the drive to survive (Healthypeople2020.org).
Creating more nurse-led community-based education and coaching facilities within the community is one potential solution. These facilities have led to significant decreases in patients’ blood sugar, lipid levels, and body mass indexes (Huang, Y., 2017). Government programs to help fund education on the benefits of a healthier lifestyle so that everyone can have access needs to be created such as the Georgia program, Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be You. The nurse leaders of the communities need to take cooking classes, exercise classes, and coping with stress classes into the classrooms, churches, and employment. As more people become aware of not only the physical benefits of living well but also the psychological benefits, the easier it will be to reach everyone to strive for a health-related quality of life.
Morris, Michaela. (July 2018). Balancing Act: Local hospitals juggle charity care, sustainability.
Huang, Y., Parry, M., Zeng, Y., Luo, Y., Yang, J., & He, G. (2017). Research Article:
Examination of a Nurse-led Community-based Education and Coaching Intervention for
Coronary Heart Disease High-risk Individuals in China. Asian Nursing Research, 11187-