Specialising in Perioperative Practice
CW1: Critique of an article related to a specialist area
Level of submission: 5
Word count: 2000 words
Criteria: From Professional Journal, Fear Review & Current
Look for original research relating to complex patients needs in the specialist settings. Please remember to look at the learning outcome.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate a logical and systematic approach to problem solving, related to complex patient needs in the specialist setting.
2. Evaluate research and other evidence to inform practice.
CW1. The critique of an article related to a specialist area should be written in a formal academic style that incorporates an introduction, body and conclusion. The body of the critique should include a
summary of the work and a detailed evaluation. The purpose of this is to evaluate the usefulness or impact of the article. By using a critical analysis approach the article should be broken down and explored in
depth to identify and question the details of the text.
• What does the article actually say?
• How well is the point made?
• What were the objectives of the article?
• Were they met?
• Were there any assumptions made?
• Are there any issues that were overlooked?
• What are the implications of the article?
• Are there any alternatives to what has been identified?
• Is there any information missing within the article?
• This submission should be 2000 words in length
• The original article should be submitted with the work as an appendix
1. Bowling, A. (2002) Research Methods in Health. Buckingham: Open University Press
2. Burns, N. & Grove, S. K. (2003) Understanding Nursing Research 3rd edition London: WB Saunders Company
3. Newell, R. and Burnard, P. (2006) Research from Evidence Based Practice Oxford: Blackwell
1. Technic: The Journal of Operating Department Practice
2. The Journal of Perioperative Practice. AFPP
3. www.otjonline.com Operating Theatre Journal
1. www.codp.org.uk The College of Operating Department Practitioners
2. www.dh.gov.uk Department of Health
3. www.hpc.org.uk Health and Care Professions Council
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