NSG3036 W2A2 (Research Components)

NSG3036 W2A2 (Research Components)

Citation

Bortz, A. P., Ashkenazi, T., &Melnikov, S. (2015).Spirituality as a predictive factor for signing an organ donor card. Journal of Nursing Scholarship47(1), 25-33.

Dinkel, S., & Schmidt, K. (2014). Health education needs of incarcerated women. Journal of Nursing Scholarship46(4), 229-234.doi: 10.1111/jnu.12079.

Week 2 Template Quantitative Article Qualitative Article
Summarize the two assigned articles. In a paragraph, describe in your own words what the study was about and what the researchers found.

 

Primarily, Bortz, Ashkenazi, andMelnikov, (2015), focused on making a comparison of the spirituality,lifepurpose, and attitudes toward organ donation between individuals that signed and those that did not sign an organ donor card. Central to their findings was the conclusion that there is a correlation between signing an organ donor card and high purpose in life, positive attitudes toward organ donation, as well as low level of transcendental spirituality. Concisely, Dinkel, and Schmidt, (2014) aimed at establishing thehealth educational needs of incarcerated women in a state corrections facility. They identified trust, respect and empowerment as fundamental concepts that healthcare personnel must show when educating incarcerated women about their personal andfamilies’ health.
Identify and describe the problem for each article

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Israel, there is ahigh incidence of refusal to organ donation among many deceased families.Factors such as spirituality, life purpose and attitudes towards organ donation contribute to such a trend. As such, there is need for establishing the differences in spirituality, lifepurpose, and attitudes toward organ donation between individuals that signed and those that did not sign an organ donor card. The number of female inmates is on the rise given the 800% increase over the last three decades. However, health educational programs targeting this population are incomparable to those focusing on male counterparts. As such, there is a need for understanding the unique health educational needs of the incarcerated women (Dinkel, & Schmidt, 2014).
Identified  the purpose statement for each article

 

 

 

 

 

Bortz, Ashkenazi, andMelnikov, (2015), focused on making a comparison of the spirituality, lifepurpose, and attitudes toward organ donation between individuals that signed and those that did not sign an organ donor card. Dinkel, and Schmidt, (2014) aimed at establishing thehealth educational needs of incarcerated women in a state corrections facility.
Identified hypothesis and/or

research questions depending on the methodology used in the articles.

The inferable research question is,“what are the variations in spirituality, lifepurpose, and attitudes toward organ donation betweenindividuals that signed and those that did not sign an organ donor card?” The research question of this study is not identified by the researcher but is inferable. (What are the health education needs of incarcerated women in a state corrections facility?)
After analyzing, discusseach article’s significanceto nursing practice.

 

Based on this study, it is indisputable that different patients have unique spiritual needs, which nurses must assess and understand if they are to develop appropriate initiatives for promoting signing an organ donor card. As such, this study will prompt nurses to develop programs aimed at improving the signing of an organ donor card. A study of this kind will enable nurses to meet the health educational needs of incarcerated women and thus improving their knowledge, skill-set and satisfaction with health educational programs.
Identifytwo details to support the study being quantitative or qualitative Bortz, Ashkenazi, andMelnikov, (2015), utilized a large sample size of 312, which is a major feature of quantitative study designs.

Notwithstanding, the study employed descriptive statistics in data analysis to further affirm that this research is a quantitative study.

Dinkel, and Schmidt, (2014) are reliant on subjective approach(participant-led interviews) for data collection which is a predominant characteristic of qualitative study designs.

Besides, the study utilizes thematic analysis in data analysis, which is major feature of qualitative studies.

 

References

Bortz, A. P., Ashkenazi, T., &Melnikov, S. (2015).Spirituality as a predictive factor for signing an organ donor card. Journal of Nursing Scholarship47(1), 25-33.

Dinkel, S., & Schmidt, K. (2014). Health education needs of incarcerated women. Journal of Nursing Scholarship46(4), 229-234.doi: 10.1111/jnu.12079.

 

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