Qualitative Critique

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Qualitative Critique Paper
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University of Phoenix Analysis of Research Reports NUR/518 July 28, 2014 Veta Massey

Qualitative Critique
The purpose of the paper is analyze and critique the qualitative nursing research study related to a current nursing issue. A review of the strengths and weaknesses of this study and appropriateness of the studies for the clinical issue is included. While there is an impact of death on family members, there has been little research documenting the reactions and responses of our nurses.
A Curtain of Protection
Grief is defined as “keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; or painful regret“(Merriam-Webster,2014). Every person in the world has suffered from grief at one point or another in their life, whether it was caused by the loss of a loved one or another reason it has been felt by them. Different people express grief in different ways; it can often bring people together as well as divide them. This is the same for our nurses. One of the nursing functions of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse is providing care for terminally-ill patients and assists them towards a peaceful death. However, in helping those patients to approach a peaceful death in an intensive care unit, nurses deal with many difficulties such as communicating bad news, counseling the persons’ families, and facilitating a peaceful death when time is limited. ICU nurses frequently face patients’ death and endure not only stressful, physically tiring and culturally challenging but also psychologically and emotionally draining environment which lead them to experience grief. Caring for terminally-ill patients can cause tension, conflict, moral distress, grief, and suffering for critical care nurses that affect job satisfaction and lead nurses to feel burned out (De Castro, 2010).…...

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