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Systematic Review Paper Student’s Name Course title Instructor’s name Name of Institution Date Systematic Review Paper The article, “The systematic review of literature: Synthesizing evidence for practice” by Lynn Rew is aimed at describing the process of conducting a systematic review of literature to help nursing practitioners in making research findings that are clinically sound and methodologically sound.
The article acknowledges that nurses are often so busy and sometimes may lack the skills and tools necessary to make research findings that are clinically relevant and methodologically sound. This reality notwithstanding, the article states that the key to achieving this crucial goal in the nursing practice is through systematic review of literature. It goes further to provide examples of professional groups that have done reviews which have been very critical in attaining evidence-based practice. A good example is review done by the Cochrane Collaboration in evaluating the effects of medical therapeutics. The article explains that nursing practitioners should be motivated to use as well as produce systematic reviews in order to achieve evidence-based practice (Rew, 2011). The attributes of systematic reviews in the nursing practice have been described in the article. Based on the definition of Meadows-Oliver (2009), the article describes systematic review as a synthesis of literature aimed at answering a research question which has a clear target and can be replicated. ...
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