HCA 699 Topic 2 DQ 1: 

HCA 699 Topic 2 DQ 1: 


I will use a variety of strategies when reviewing and critiquing literature. First, I will locate the literature by searching electronic databases and conducting interlibrary loan requests. Next, I will evaluate the validity of the data reported by assessing technical quality, sampling method, and design. After reading the studies, I will assess whether they are relevant to practice through question- and evidence-based approaches. Finally, I will draw conclusions about how to apply new evidence to my practice in a safe manner by considering community norms, patient preferences, as well as societal and ethical issues.

I will employ the strategies and methods of critical thinking and inquiry to critique existing literature in health care, including the evaluation of assumptions, evidence, and conclusions. I will use strategies of critical analysis to evaluate the complexities inherent in trust and distrust. As a practitioner in health care, I will review and critique literature to build my own body of knowledge.

Critical appraisal of evidence is the foundation of our profession. The medical literature, which provides the scientific underpinning for our practice, is vast and rapidly growing. Critical appraisal skills are essential to ensure that we are well informed about new research findings and understand how these relate to our existing knowledge. I can ensure that these skills are taught and practiced across the Foundation (for) Internal Medicine, and provide a framework for evaluating clinical guidelines and statements.

The best strategy will vary with the specific situations in which you evaluate literature.  I will review and critique literature in many ways.  How I read literature will help me to know:

I became interested in evaluating evidence-based practice through my early research experiences, which enabled me to see the difficulty of evaluating evidence. I have learned a tremendous amount in researching and applying evidence-based medicine as part of my role as director of a hospital’s clinical pharmacology department. I have learned that just because a study is large and well designed does not make it correct. Furthermore, studies find varying results, depending upon the topic; therefore, it is incumbent on us to scrutinize each study and its applicability to our particular interests before using the results for any purpose. Lastly, the foundation for all research-taking the time to read it with an open mind and keeping my biases in check-is invaluable in reading anything from medical journal articles to medical facility product brochures.

Please consider me as a highly qualified candidate for the position of Pulmonary Physician at

For the past several years, more accurate diagnostic tools have been developed which have the potential to change how medical professionals treat patients with degenerative disc disease. New imaging techniques such as MRI, CT, and intrathecal injections have been used to better understand this common condition and different treatment options available for it.





What strategies will you use in your new role in health care to review and critique literature pertinent to your practice?

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