Oes coercive interventions improve outcomes for patients in inpatient psychiatry?

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Please find the request for my work and guidelines to it .
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This assignment should select papers that are research studies. It must demonstrate evidence of critical evaluation of the selected studies.
THE ASSIGNMENT: CHOOSING A FOCUS
These are some important considerations to bear in mind.
1. It should be an area which you are personally interested; one that has been researched sufficiently for you to identify, access, retrieve and review a substantial amount of research literature.
2. There should be a clear linkage with an aspect of policy/practice.
3. The area of interest will be very broad so you should narrow your focus by identifying a topic from that area. Choose a well-established topic
4. The topic selected must have potential or obvious relevance to your course.


Chosen topic: Does coercive interventions improve outcomes for patients in inpatient psychiatry?



THE ASSIGNMENT: SEARCHING THE LITERATURE
In order to search the literature for your review, you are expected to draw from the skill which you have acquired from your previous studies. You are required to give an account of the strategy which you have used in your submission and the processes you have been involved in while searching the literature for your review. The account which you give should contain sufficient details and information for a similar search to be replicated. You should avail yourself of all the facilities available to you in the University library. Success with your search will depend on the use of key words and other search strategies, which relate to your topic area. You may have to use both manual and electronic searches. Accordingly a comprehensive approach to your search will be required.

My selected articles are as follows;
a? Evaluation of behavioural changes and subjective distress after exposure to coercive inpatient interventions.
i § (Georgieva et al, 2012)
a? Accumulated coercion and short-term outcome of inpatient psychiatric care.
i § (Kjellin, et al, 2010)
a? Long-term effects of involuntary hospitalization on medication adherence, treatment engagement and perception of coercion.
i § (Jaeger, 2013)
a? Coerced hospital admission and symptom change: A prospective observational multi-centre study
i § (Kallert et al, 2011)



Assignment guidelines
This essay should be;
a? organize information and relate it to the predetermined aim or question which drives the process
a? evaluate the nature and quality of the evidence reviewed
a? synthesize results into a summary of what is and isnt known and itas relevance to practice
a? identify controversy when it appears in the literature
a? develop questions or direction for further research where justified

It will need to identify the following
a? The main themes, which you have identified after reading selected papers
a? Relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks, which have been used in the literature.
a? Substantive methodological issues.
a? Strengths and weaknesses.
a? Relevance and implications for policy and practice.
a? Gaps, which exists where further research may be required.
a? Summary of the key issues including what HAS and what HAS NOT been found.






Your review should be organised and structured to ensure your research question is addressed logically and coherently. The number of sections and titles of each section need careful consideration, but a sample assignment will be distributed to illustrate what a review should look like. The structure of your review will depend on what you have found from the literature. The review should begin with a clear introduction. An account of the search strategy used and the process in which you have been engaged in searching for the literature must be included after your introduction. This should be followed by the main body, including a number of sections each of which may focus on the papers that you review. The discussion section is determined and influenced by the themes that have emerged from the review. Finally, your conclusion should draw together the main points of your review.
Sub headings
a? Abstract
a? Methods
a? Findings
a? Implications
a? Introduction
a? Research Question
a? Background
a? Search Process
a? Critical Analysis Discussion
a? Conclusion


References
The currently adopted Harvard System for referencing within academic assignments.



READING LIST
Essential Reading
Hart C (2001) Doing a Literature Search: A Comprehensive Guide for the Social Sciences. London : Sage
Parahoo K (2006) Nursing Research. Principles, Process and Issues. Houndmills, Macmillan.
Gerrish, K. Lacey, A. (2010) The Research Process in Nursing. 6th ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Subject specific text and readers, and websites, dependent upon research methodology and area

Recommended Reading

Bailey, D.M. (1997) Research for the health professional: A practical guide. 2nd ed. Philadelphia : F.A. Davies
Bell, J. (2005) Doing your research project: a guide for first-time researchers in education and social science. 4th ed. Buckingham: Open University Press
Bowling, A. (2009) Research methods in health: investigating health and health services. 3rd ed. Buckingham: Open University Press
Dignon, A. (2007) All of Me: A Fuller Picture of Anorexia, (Chapter 4), Oxford: Peter Lang.
French S, Sim J (1993) Writing: a guide for therapists Butterworth Heinemann.
Payton, O.D. (2005) Research: the validation of clinical practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia: F.A.Davis.
Polgar, S and Thomas, S.A. (2008) Introduction to research in the health sciences. 5th ed. London : Churchill Livingstone
Reid N.G (1993) Health Care Research by Degrees, Blackwell.
Sim J & Wright C (2000) Research in Health Care Concept, Designs and Methods,.Stanley Thornes.
Taylor, M.C. (2007) Evidence based practice for Occupational Therapists. 2nd ed. Oxford:Blackwell


Marking criteria and guidelines for selected standard (upper second: 62/65/68)
RELEVANCE of the ANSWER
A very good attempt to address the objectives of the assessment task with an emphasis on those elements requiring critical review.

ARGUMENT and COHERENCE
A generally clear line of critical and evaluative argument is presented. Relationships between statements and sections are easy to follow, and there is a sound, coherent structure.
EVIDENCE
A very good range of relevant sources is used in a largely consistent way as supporting evidence. There is use of some sources beyond recommended texts. Correctly referenced in the main.
Summary
The answer demonstrates a very good understanding of theories, concepts and issues, with evidence of reading beyond the recommended minimum.
Well organised and clearly written.