Aim In this formative assessment item, you will have the opportunity to write an annotated bibliography which will assist you in finding, summarising and organising research literature to support you in providing evidence-based clinical practice. Writing an annotated bibliography will help you think about the relevance and quality of research articles that inform your decision-making in everyday nursing practice situations.
This assessment item will assess –

  • Learning Outcome 1: Examine the contribution of research to evidence-based practice.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate the credibility of the information provided by research studies.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate understanding of the major elements of the research process that underpin translation to practice.

Task Description

Task Instructions In your annotated bibliography you need to:

  1. Write an annotation[1] for each of the three (3) research articles you select from the Reference List below (200 words each annotation).
  2. Justify your selection of each article based on how the article informs best clinical practice to manage the patient condition(s) presented in the case study (100 words each for justification).
    1. The strength of the research article in relation to the case study (provided below).
    2. The quality of the research article.
  3. Using the evidence, you have critiqued, recommend ways to improve this patient’s nursing care, based on your critique of the evidence (300 words).

You will need to include a MINIMUM of 6 additional references in support of your justification and recommendations. Therefore, a minimum of 9 references should be cited in your final reference list (which includes the 3 annotated references + a minimum of 6 additional references).
Please refer to the resource indicated in the footnote. Further information on how to structure an annotated bibliography will be included in a TTP session.
Case Study
Desire is a 45-year-old indigenous woman, who has arrived from Roma to have a health assessment and management of her diabetes. She has attended the general practice clinic where you are currently working as a Registered Nurse. Desire works as a teachers aid at the local school and completed high school to grade ten. She has a BMI of 27 and you notice she doesn’t seem to understand the information provided to her about her diabetes. Desire has been diagnosed with early peripheral neuropathy from poor adherence to her diabetic medications and poor management. She explains she finds it difficult to stay motivated and understand the information.
Based on Desire’s case, choose three (3) research articles from the reference list below. Select each article that you believe best provides evidence-based guidance on how Desire can better manage her condition.
Select three (3) research sources provided below.
NOTE: All references cited in this list are available via the readings left-hand menu tab
on the BlackBoard site.
Reference List
Adu, M. D., Malabu, U. H., Malau-Aduli, A. E. O., & Malau-Aduli, B. S. (2019). Enablers and barriers to effective diabetes self-management: A multi-national investigation. PLoS ONE, 14(6), e0217771-e0217771.
Atkinson-Briggs, S., Jenkins, A., Keech, A., Ryan, C., Brazionis, L., Ctr Res, E., Centre of Research Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy Study, G., & the Centre of Research Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy Study, G. (2021). A model of culturally-informed integrated diabetes education and eye screening in indigenous primary care services and specialist diabetes clinics: Study protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(3), 1578-1590.
Bezo, B. H., Huang, Y. T., & Lin, C. C. (2020). Factors influencing self-management behaviours among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Solomon Islands. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29(5-6), 852-862.
Hermanns, N., Ehrmann, D., Finke-Groene, K., & Kulzer, B. (2020). Trends in diabetes self-management education: where are we coming from and where are we going? A narrative review. Diabetic medicine, 37(3), 436-447.
Jeon, E., & Park, H.-A. (2019). Experiences of patients with a diabetes self-care app developed based on the information-motivation-behavioral skills model: Before-and-after study. J Med Internet Res, 21(4), e11590-e11590.
McCusker, J., Lambert, S. D., Haggerty, J., Yaffe, M. J., Belzile, E., & Ciampi, A. (2019). Self-management support in primary care is associated with improvement in patient activation. Patient Education and Counseling, 102(3), 571-577.
Ravi, S., Kumar, S., & Gopichandran, V. (2018). Do supportive family behaviors promote diabetes self-management in resource limited urban settings? A cross sectional study. BMC public health, 18(1), 826-826.
Rheault, H., Coyer, F., & Bonner, A. (2021). Chronic disease health literacy in First Nations people: A mixed methods study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30(17-18), 2683-2695.
Rheault, H., Coyer, F., Jones, L., & Bonner, A. (2019). Health literacy in Indigenous people with chronic disease living in remote Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 523-523.
Wichit, N., Mnatzaganian, G., Courtney, M., Schulz, P., & Johnson, M. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of a family-oriented self-management program to improve self-efficacy, glycemic control and quality of life among Thai individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes research and clinical practice, 123, 37-48.
Other elements:

  • Word limit of 1200 words needs to be strictly adhered to. The word limit for an assessment item includes in text citations, tables and quotations. The word limit DOES NOT include the reference list. Please note the marker will cease marking your submitted work once they have reached the allocated word limit
  • Refer to the Griffith Health Writing and Referencing Guide. Ensure your assignment format strictly adheres to these guidelines.
  • Ensure that you use scholarly literature[2] (digitized readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and textbooks) that has been published within the last five [5] years (between 2016 – 2021 (inclusive). A minimum of 6 additional references + 3 annotated references = a minimum of 9 references in total.
  • Use the APA 7 referencing style.
  • You may use headings to organize your essay.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, write in the third person.
  • Use academic language[3] throughout.
  • Refer to the marking rubric when writing your assignment. This will assist you in calculating the weightings of the sections for your assignment.
  • Submit your assignment via Turnitin as per the instructions on your Learning@Griffith course site. [Submit in the ‘FINAL Written Essay’ assessment tab].

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