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Running Head: Master of NursingMaster of NursingName of the StudentName of the University Author Note
1MASTER OF NURSINGTitle-The research paper selected for this study is- Mental health nurses’ experiences ofmanaging work-related emotions through supervisionIntroductionThe aim of the assignment is to appraise the quality of the research article to assess thequality of the clinical evidence. For this purpose, a qualitative research study is selected named-“Mental health nurses’ experiences of managing work-related emotions through supervision” byMacLaren et al. (2016). The purpose of the critical appraisal is to apply the research findings intopractice as a sheer degree of information obtainable in the health care setting. Critical appraisal isthe effective method to filter out misleading information by identifying the low quality studies.The critique framework chosen for this assignment is the CASP tool for qualitative studies. CritiqueAims and objectivesThe qualitative study must provide a clear statement of the aims of the research. The goalof the research must be presented along with the relevance and its importance (wixstatic.com,2017). The aim of the article is evident from the title itself, and in the abstract, the aim andobjective are clearly elucidated. MacLaren et al. (2016) stated the aim is to explore the nurse’sexperience of managing the work-related emotions through supervision and identify how itfunctions as an emotionally safe space promoting the critical reflection. The aims and goals arewell explained in simple and nontechnical language. The concept that the research is trying toaddress is well explained through the relevant background. The author explained that the aim ofthe research is important because the previous studies showed that there is a positive impact of
2MASTER OF NURSINGsupervision on the nurse’s emotional well being. The researcher highlighted that there is aliterature gap in regards to the process involved in motivation through supervision and if it allpositively influences the emotion management by nurses (MacLaren et al. (2016). Thus, theresearch is important as it will explain how the “styles of emotion interaction” are established insupervision. The research aim is concise and comprehensive and is relevant as per the givenbackground, which also indicates that the researcher has thoroughly reviewed the literature. Thethorough literature reviews have helped in the construction of the research methods and aims. Research methodology According to the CASP tool, the qualitative methodology must seek to illuminate thesubjective experiences of the research participants. The qualitative methodology should beappropriate in addressing research goal (wixstatic.com, 2017).The qualitative method for the exploratory research is appropriate as the researcher aimsto illustrate the attitudes, experiences, and responses of the nurses while managing the work-related emotions. These are subjective experiences, thus the qualitative approach is deem,appropriate for the study. According to Bennett et al. (2017), the qualitative research finds theessence of the social event that gives the people to understand the reason underlying the people'saction. Thus, the quality paradigm is the right approach for addressing the research goal. According to the CASP tool, the research design should be appropriate to address theaims of the research (wixstatic.com, 2017). MacLaren et al. (2016) had used a narrative approachto understand the experiences of supervision via the semi-structured interview process. Theauthor had justified use of narrative review that it is the conceptualised method of making senseof social phenomenon. It helps to find experiences with socially constructed and institutionalised
3MASTER OF NURSINGmeanings. It aligns with the views of Buus et al. (2013). Thus, the research design is justified asthe author adopted it from previous studies that may have established the validity of the researchprocess. However, it would have been more convenient if the author had explained how it wasdecided which method to be used. This can be considered the weakness of the study.Sampling method The CASP tool evaluates the sampling method by identifying the appropriateness of thesampling method. The tools consider if the sampling method is explained and justified theparticipants recruited for the study. It further scrutinises if the inclusion and the exclusion criteriawere mentioned (wixstatic.com, 2017). The author has included only 8 community mental health nurses and is not justified.There was a small number of participants chosen for the study which may limit the themes onexperiences analyses. It can be considered the weakness of the study. Out of these nurses, 7were female, and 1 was male (MacLaren et al., 2016). The study gives no details on the mode ofsample selection, which can be considered the major drawback (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber,2017). The inclusion criteria were mentioned by the author. In the study, the sample wasrecruited from a single geographical region of the UK and was working since 10 years. Theresearch excluded the newly qualified nurses. The exclusion criteria were justified as the newnurses cannot give an account of their experiences. There was no justification on the inclusioncriteria. There was no discussion on any participants if chose to opt out of the research.However, it can be concluded that the sample selected were appropriate to give access to the typeof knowledge sought by the study.
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