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This paper is based on the usage of evidence-based practice for understanding the emotional issues and psychological challenges that the caregiver and family members a patient, suffering from life limiting disease undergo, when the patient undergoes care at a hospice.

PICOT Question Based on Hospice Care

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Running head: PICOT QUESTION BASED ON HOSPICE CARE
PICOT QUESTION BASED ON HOSPICE CARE
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Introduction
This paper is based on the usage of evidence-based practice for understanding the
emotional issues and psychological challenges that the caregiver and family members a patient,
suffering from life limiting disease undergo, when the patient undergoes care at a hospice.
Having patients who have been diagnosed with terminal disease creates a strong emotional
impact on the family members, who often report signs and symptoms of sadness, anger,
depressed mood, anxiety and guilt, as normal reactions to stress. This paper will be based on the
PICOT framework that will help in the formulation of a research question, comprising of five
components, and relevant to the phenomenon that is currently under investigation.
PICOT question formulation
Development of PICOT question has been identified imperative for conducting a
literature review and helps in extracting the most pertinent and contemporary scholarly pieces of
evidences in a precise manner. The table given below highlights the PICOT components:
The Research question:
What are the psychological issues and emotional challenge the caregiver and family of the
patient with life limiting illness undergo when the patient is being cared in hospice?
The PICOT FRAMEWORK
POPULATION (P) Patient with life limiting illness diagnosed
with lethal disease. The patient must be
under hospice care by the nurse. The
patients who are not in hospice care are
excluded from the research. Additionally,
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the care giver and family member of the
chosen population will be included.
INTERVENTION (I) The subject randomized would receive
hospice care and end limiting care. To
understand the emotional challenge by the
caregiver, control group are not given any
kind of emotional support.
COMPARISON (C) A control group with no hospice care and
patient with end limiting illness and
comparison of the psychology of the each of
the care giver of both group.
OUTCOME (O) Perspective of family member will show
high level of psychological instability.
TIME (T) The outcome would be measure for 2
months
Identification of databases for search strategy
There are several electronic databases such as, CINAHL, Google Scholar, MEDLINE
and PubMed that act as a repertoire of scientific information and can be used for literature search
of evidence. CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) refers to an
index of English language published journal articles that focus on biomedicine, allied health,
nursing and healthcare. In contrast, MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval
System Online, or MEDLARS Online) refers to a bibliographic database that comprises of
information on biomedical and life sciences. It also includes bibliographic evidence for
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