Assignment 1: Getting Started with a PICOT Question (20 points) All assignments
Assignment 1: Getting Started with a PICOT Question (20 points) All assignments in this course build upon each other. Assignment 1 builds on the PICOT question submitted by the student and approved by the instructor in Week 1 of the discussion board. The PICOT format for this course is an intervention question. The interventions must be nursing interventions andnot medical. Step one (1) of the evidence-base practice (EBP) process is to formulate a burning PICOT question. Step two searches for the best scientific evidence (external evidence) by considering the elements of the PICOT question. Assignment Criteria: Students will develop a scholarly paper and include the following criteria. 1. Construct the PICOT question in the intervention format based on the feedback and approved in Week 1 My PICOT QUESTION -in adolescence aged 14-17 with an anxiety disorder how does psychotherapy treatment compare to psychopharmacology within three months 2. Describe the clinical problem related to the PICOT question. a. Discuss why the problem is important to nursing practice b. Discuss the chosen intervention 3. Elaborate on how the intervention may impact the stated outcome 4. Discuss two (2) barriers that a master’s prepared nurse might encounter before implementing the intervention. 5. The scholarly paper should be in narrative format, four (4) to five (5) pages excluding the title and reference pages. 6. Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion. 7. Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper. 8. Write the paper in third person, not first person (meaning do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’) and in a scholarly manner. To clarify: I, we, you, me, our may not be used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used. 9. Include a minimum of three (3) references from professional peer-reviewed nursing journals to support the paper. References should be from scholarly peer-reviewed journals and be less than five (5) years old. 10. Don't forget about patient preference and values. Often times the evidence does not always address this and it must be taken into consideration when making decisions related to care and outcomes.

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