Voegeli, D. (2008) Effect of Washing and Drying Practices on Skin Barrier Function. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. 35(1) 84-90.

Topics: Academic publishing, Quantitative research, Research Pages: 5 (676 words) Published: November 22, 2011
Module Title: Evidence Based Health Care and Research

Module code: 5NMH0117


Location/campus: Hatfield

PROGRAMME for the Academic Year 2011 – 2012.

Module Leader : Noel knopp

E-mail : n.1.knopp@herts.ac.uk

MODULE TITLE :Evidence Based Health Care and Research.




Summative assignment 100%.

o Retrieve the following paper;

Voegeli, D. (2008) Effect of Washing and Drying Practices on Skin Barrier Function. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. 35(1) 84-90.

(a copy will be available on the module studynet site)

o Evaluate this paper using an established critiquing framework

o Discuss how the paper can support clinical practice, in the light of other related reports/studies drawn from the literature.


2000 words


Before 10am 9th January 2011– electronic submission via studynet

Marking Criteria

Marking guide and Weighting

|Guide |Weighting | |Presentation: | | |Structure, focus and flow |15% | | | | |Evaluation of the paper |50% | | | | |Applying the paper to clinical practice |25% | | | | |Relevant and supportive use of related literature |10% |


Very highly recommended – as an introduction

Jolley J. (2010) introducing research and evidence-based practice for nurses. Pearson Education. Harlow.

Highly recommended

Bailey S. (2003 ) Academic writing. A practical guide for students. London.Routledge Falmer.

Burns. N., and Grove. S.K. ( 2001). The practice of nursing research, conduct, critique and utilization. St. Louise, Elsevier Saunders.

Craig J. Smyth R. (2002). The evidence – based practice manual for nurses. Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone.

Gerrish K. and Lacey A (2000) The research process in nursing. (5thed ) Oxford Blackwell Science.

Cormack. D (2000). The research process in nursing. Oxford. Blackwell Science.

Greenhalgh T. (1997) How to Read a Paper: the basis of evidence-based Medicine. London. BMJ Publishing Group

Grix J. (2004) The foundations of research. Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan

Hart C. (2001) Doing a Literature Search: A comprehensive guide for the social sciences London. Sage

Jolley J. (2010) Introducing research and evidence-based practice for nurses. Harlow. Pearson Education.

Parahoo. K. (2006) Nursing research principles, process and issues. (2nd ed). Basingstoke. Palgrave Mcmillan.

Walsh M. and Wigens L. (2003). Introduction to research. Foundations in nursing health care. London. Nelson Thornes.


Balnaves M. and Caputi P. (2001) Introduction to quantitative research methods: An investigative approach London. Sage Publications

Coolidge F.L. (2000) Statistics: A gentle introduction London. Sage Publications.

Dawes M, Davies Gray A, Mant J, Seers, and Snowball. (2005) Evidence-based practice. London....
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