dissertation question

  1. I am a student Nurse in 3rd year and i need to write a dissertation about any topic which interests me but at the moment i feel like i don't have anything in mind. has anyone got any ideas of how to come up with a good research topic and questions? please help a struggling student! i have to use a systematic review literature/ emperical research.
    many thanks
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   XB9S
    What are your favorite specialities, that may help to narrow down where you can focus your dissertation on.
  4. by   preciou18
    I had a placement in Geratology, neurosciences with a head injury specialist Nurse and trauma outpatients but like i said in trauma there were alot of patients not coming back for a follow up (DNAs) and the loads of ftactures of the distal radius.but then how do i come up with a question with those 2 issues i gathered from my placement.
    Thank you so much for the reply.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Falls in the elderly, communication with dementia clients,
  6. by   preciou18
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    Falls in the elderly, communication with dementia clients,
    Thank you very much let me start looking for literature reviews about those topics.
  7. by   XB9S
    There's quite a bit that you could look at.

    From brain injuries
    The impact of a minor head injury and links to mental health
    The role of the MDT in managing complex brain injuries
    Assessment and management of prolonged disorders of consciousness

    Elderly care
    Impact of sensory loss on falls in the elderly
    The impact of hearing loss on the hospitalised older person
    The impact of a hospital admission in the frail older person
    Continence and the older person

    How's that for a start
  8. by   preciou18
    Thank you ever so much you have given me more than enough to choose from .now the ball is in my hands to look for literature review which has to be systematic . i will get back to you for more guidance.
    Ta. i can't believe you have solved one problem for me !
  9. by   XB9S
    Quote from preciou18
    Thank you ever so much you have given me more than enough to choose from .now the ball is in my hands to look for literature review which has to be systematic . i will get back to you for more guidance.
    Ta. i can't believe you have solved one problem for me !
    Good luck

    One site I point my students towards is CASP.
    Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)

    It give guidance about structure for critical appraisal
  10. by   preciou18
    Thanks. i am going to look at it.

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