How to write a nursing Reflection-in- Action Paper (Solved)

How to write a nursing Reflection-in- Action Paper (Solved)

Thoughts on Evidence-Based Practice

The impact of evidence-based practice (EBP) has echoed across nursing education, science and practice. Throughout this course, I have come to appreciate the relevance of implementing evidence-based practices in improving quality care. I learned that EBP involves the use of common knowledge in making healthcare decisions to achieve desired outcomes. The use of EBPs tries to standardize care and reduce illogical variations that could otherwise impair quality outcomes. During the implementation of evidence-based practices, I learned that research is an essential component to its effective utilization. One has to dig deep into the literature to identify best practices and ways that they can be used to improve patient outcomes. While the use of EBP provides nurses with an opportunity to improve patient care, I believe education on EBP use is important. Nurses and other healthcare providers can be educated about new approaches to patient care to break the status quo in many organizations that hinder change in healthcare practices.

Evidence supporting Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring

Caring is the core concept of nursing that involves the provision of holistic nursing related to professional knowledge and psychological considerations of the client. One way to ensure that caring is central to the patient’s experience is to endorse Watson’s theory of human caring to guide nursing practices. During my research, I observed that nurses must maintain emotional sensitivity and caring attitudes to caring for the constantly demanding patients. One of the pieces of evidence reviewed involved the application of Watson’s caring theory to manage anxiety and distress that results from failure of treatment among infertile women. There was substantial evidence that nursing care delivery based on the Caritas process, the transpersonal caring relationship, caring moments and caring occasions, and caring–healing modalities can be used to address coping issues among infertile women. I believe that caring regenerates life energies and potentiates our capabilities. While Watson’s theory provides a framework for nursing practice, a few challenges like the shortage of providers and lack of enough resources can make it difficult to apply the theory.

Ethics in Research

Research provides the foundation for high-quality, evidence-based nursing care. Research ethics govern the standards of conduct for scientific researchers to ensure the protection of the rights, welfare, and dignity of the participants. During this course, I learned that research, especially among human subjects requires upholding certain standards to prevent harm. To effectively conduct research, ethical principles are available to guide researchers. For instance, I observed that respect for persons is the core principle that guides research. Individuals should be given an opportunity to make their own informed decisions including whether to participate in research. Other principles include beneficence and justice that encompasses fair recruitment of participants and the choice of the location to conduct research.

MSN Graduates’ Role in Research

Throughout the course, I have learned that nursing research is a multifaceted discipline that requires advanced education and broad clinical background. Advanced nursing education gives the student a chance to collect, analyze, and synthesize information to come up with evidence-based recommendations (Hernon et al., 2020). The student can contribute to research by ensuring ethical principles are adhered to alongside the education of participants before research. Additionally, the student can write proposals on certain subjects that are of importance to nursing practice today.


Hernon, O., Dalton, R., & Dowling, M. (2020). Clinical research nurses’ expectations and realities of their role: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Journal of Clinical Nursing29(5-6), 667–683.

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