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NURS 5052 Week 4 Discussion: Week 4 Discussion

Introduction

For the week 4 discussion, you are asked to select and review a current health-related case involving research ethics. This guide will show you two different ways that you can identify current cases involving medical research ethics. Specifically, it will go over how to:

  • search a news search engine for current cases involving medical research ethics
  • search the ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source database to find recent articles involving medical research ethics
  • find more information on the current case involving medical research ethics that you identify

News search engine

When looking for a recent event online, it is often helpful to use a news specific search engine. For example, Google and Yahoo! both have news specific search engines:

Here is how you can search Google News to find a current case involving medical research ethics:

1. Go to the Google News website.

2. In the search box enter:

Medical Research Ethics

 

3. Then click on the spyglass search button.

4. That should give you a list of news stories about medical research ethics. Browse through them to see if anything looks particularly interesting to you.

Once you've identified a case that interests you, you can do a regular internet search on the case to find out more information.

Library database search

You can also search in the Library databases to find recent cases involving medical research ethics. The ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source database is a good place to start, since it includes more news articles than some of the other nursing databases.

Here is a search that you can do in the ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source database to find recent cases involving medical research ethics:

1. On the Library homepage, go to the Subject Resources box.

2. Click on Select a subject and choose: Nursing.

3. Scroll down until you see a section called Nursing articles, journals & books.

4. Click on Nursing databases and then click on the link for  ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source to access the database.

Note: If you have not already logged in to the Library databases, you will be prompted to log in with your myWalden Portal user name and password.

5. Once you are in the database, go to the first search box and enter:

medical research ethics

 

6. To limit your results to only recent articles, go below the search boxes and change the drop-down box next to Publication date to Last 3 months.

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7. Then click on the Search button to run your search.

8. This should give you a list of recent articles published about medical research ethics. Browse through them to identify a case that is of interest to you.

Once you've identified a case that interests you, you can run a new search in the ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source database on the case that you selected to find more articles on it.

Quiz

Which of the following are good places to look for current examples of medical research ethics? (Choose all that apply.)

a. The Internet

b. The ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source database

c. Your textbook

 

Quiz Answer

Quiz answer

a. The Internet

b. The ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source database

Your textbook may have examples of cases involving medical research ethics, but they will generally be older cases and not current.

Module 3, Weeks 4-5

Highly recommended:

Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2018). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. Chapter 3, “Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questions” (pp. 55–92)

The textbook Chapter 3 goes into depth about how/when to use these six databases - use the links below for Find@Walden subscription access:

YouTube link from textbook: Evaluating Sources for Credibility - University of Kansas Library 3:22

Syllabus Links

Subject Headings

The CINAHL subject headings are based on the MeSH headings, with additional specific nursing and allied health headings added as appropriate. Each year, the headings are updated and revised relative to terminology needed in these fields. In addition, new terms from MeSH may be added as well.

see also: ‚ÄčHow to use subject headings to search Ebsco databases

For more explanation, see the Foundations modules from NURS 6001: