Oes stringent control and managment of blood pressure reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease amongst patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus?
This is an argument paper. The author must take a position on the evidence found.
This evidence should primarily be from the UK, and within the last 8 years.
Databases to be included: CINAHL, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, PubMed, Medscape, MeRec, Diabetes UK, UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS 1993,1998 if more recent), World Health Organisation, Department of Health, National Health Service, National Institute of Clinical Excellenc (NICE), Gold Standards, Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines (SIGN). Evidence from randomised controlled trials, reviews, journals, manuals, observational studies, meta-analysis, quasi-analysis,
Introduction: setting the scene, give the context for your discussion, indicate main argument/hypothesis, and how paper is organised
Thesis Statement: set out papers main aim(s), paper is based on argumentation, and not simply descriptive. Marshal evidence in the body of the paper to support and debate the thesis statement.
Presenting reasons for to support your position or proposition.
An attempt to persuade
Keywords used in search
Paragraphs: Make a clear point, back it up with evidence in-text citation, the point is explained in full to advance the main argument of the paper.
Aetiology: Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, Type 2 & Gestational & Cardiovascular disease
Epidemiology: Diabetes mellitus & Cardiovascular disease
Clinical manifestations of DM & CVD
Other complications with DM & CVD
Link between DM & CVD
Impact on individual and carers
Quality of life
Literature review: methodologies
Statistics, cost implications, management programmes, strategies to improve services/education/compliance, , psychosocial/behavioural factors, patient-centred care, expert-patient, empowerment issues, effectiveness of health promotion/education interventions
The role of the health professional nursing managment, specialist/multidisciplinary team
Conclusion: reiterate main argument/hypothesis and highlight sub arguments, discuss the implications/applications/recommendations of the argument.