I am currently in a research class in my last year of a BSN program. I like research but am having a difficult time finding a research topic to present to a class of about 90 other senior nursing students. I guess I should re-phrase that. It's not difficulty in finding a topic, it's more like finding a topic that I'm interested in AS WELL as capturing the attention of my audience. The topics I've thought about are:
-Effects of vitamin D on chronic illness
-How does sleep affect academic performance
-Does increasing cell phone use have any impact on health
-Is there evidence based research for why the rate of allergies continues to rise
-AND, the one I'm currently most interested in: Have there been any studies on adverse drug events during medication administration in the hospital. In clinicals, I feel like no matter how much I read and learn about the drugs I'm giving, there's something missing. What bothers me is patients will receive up to 15 p.o. meds at a time without anyone giving it a second thought. I know there's not enough time in the world to give one po med hour by hour or anything but I just have this gut feeling that something isn't right about it.
I'm just having a difficult time settling on a topic and could use some advice from anyone about how to narrow it down. The only specific criteria we have is that it must be published in the last 5 years, comes from a reliable source, and we need 5 other articles to use as references. We present for 20 minutes on it and just basically describe the findings and the article in limited detail.
Any help is appreciated!