The purpose of the paper is to describe a global health problem that can be explored through research, discuss how this health problem is applicable in both the United States and other countries of the world, and critique four research studies that have been done on this topic. This is a scholarly paper, written as if it were a “Review of the literature” article published in a nursing journal. DO NOT use first person voice. The paper should be 8 pages (not counting the title page, abstract page and reference list). You must use a minimum of 4 research articles for your paper. You may use any of the nursing research journals from your weekly assigned websites. The research study articles will be discussed in the text of the paper, properly cited in the paper, and then properly listed on your reference page. APA format for citing in the text and then citing on the reference pare are required. Use what you have learned about research methods, research studies, and how to read a research article, to select your research study articles. Refer back to Chapter 3 – “Starting Point”- and use those criteria to determine if you have correctly selected a research study article.

PART A. The first part of the paper should clearly define the global health problem, and discuss why it is important for nursing (why you have chosen this topic to write about). Also discuss how this problem is viewed in the United States and then how it is viewed in at least one other country. For example, if you discuss elevated blood pressure in adults, you may discuss guidelines for defining hypertension in the United States (reference the article where the guidelines came from, using APA format). Then find an article from another country and discuss how hypertension is described in that country (reference the article using APA format).

PART B. The second part of the paper will include an Appraisal Synopsis for each of the research studies that you have selected on your topic. This part of the paper will inform the reader about what is known about this problem in the United States population and in at least one other country of the world. For example, in the topic of hypertension, you may choose four research study articles by nurse researchers that looked at such issues as interventions to improve medication adherence, or adherence to a prescribed diet, or the effect of an exercise intervention in reducing elevated blood pressure. Set up your paper using the following format: Use the heading Part B for this section.
Then use the subheading Study #1; Nursing research Study in the USA. Then appraise and critique the article following the components of the Synopsis section only (Appendix G pg 423). Type the study name, author(s), year of publication, journal and pages, using APA format (same format as will be used on your reference page). Then do a Synopsis of the article. Conclude by discussing implications for practice, policy or further research.
Next use the subheading Study #2-Nursing Research Study USA. Follow the same instructions as for Subheading Study #1.
Next use the subheading Study #3 Nursing Research Study NON- USA (this is a nursing research study from non-USA). Follow the same instructions as for Subheading Study #1.
Next use the subheading Study #4 Nursing Research Study NON USA (this is a nursing research study from non-USA). Follow the same instructions as for Subheading Study #1.
Part C: This is the conclusion of your paper, and summarizes the key points that you have addressed in your paper.


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