Immobilisation and Paediatric Patients- Literature Review

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Critical Appraisal
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................3REVIEW ..................................................................................................................................3CONCLUSION .........................................................................................................................8REFERENCES ........................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTION Critical appraisal may be defined as a process which lays emphasis on identifying thepositives and negative aspects of specific article or paper. Moreover, each research paper iseither appreciated or criticized by other scholars on the basis of sample size, type ofinvestigation, data undertaken and analysis made. Findings presented by other scholars arethe main point of critique which is undertaken by researcher at the time of doing criticalappraisal. For the present report three articles have been selected such as radiographicexamination (2), interaction between the paediatric patient and radiographer (3) and Gonadshielding in paediatric pelvic radiography: effectiveness and practise (6). In this, report willpresent critical analysis of all such three articles on the ground of several aspects such asmethodology, findings and discussion. REVIEW A critical literature review would be conducted on three primary articles. These wouldinclude Immobilisation and restraint of paediatric patients during plain film radiographicexamination (article2), An observational study based on the interaction between thepaediatric patient and radiographer (article 3) and Gonad shielding in paediatric pelvicradiography: effectiveness and practise (article 6). Among the three selected there are twoqualitative (articles 2 and 3) and one quantitative (article 6) papers (see appendix1). Thelearner would be summarising evidence, critically exploring the links between methods andfindings along with identifying key themes that are similar and those which go in a differentdirection. To help the learner critically review the articles Gill Marshall’s article on critiquingresearch would be used.Critical thinking is seen as a key skill for all health professionals when they areexpected to base their practise on sound evidence(Castle, 2009). A critical evaluation of anarticle should be done so the reader can make a decision on the value of the article(Marshall,2005). By having an improved focus on improvement in skills the issues can be overcomeeffectively. Along with this, proper evidence of information also need to be provided in orderto meet the outcomes. The title is the first set of words which should reflect the content of the article withaccuracy and precision but be of an academic standard which would entice the reader to keep

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