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Living With Incurable Cancer

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Descriptive Vividness, Methodological Congruence, Analytical and Interpretative Preciseness, Philosophical and Theoretical Connectedness, Heuristic Relevance, Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses Use of Findings in nursing practice and evidence of critical thinking.

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1. The paper needs to include the following: Descriptive Vividness, Methodological Congruence, Analytical and Interpretative Preciseness, Philosophical and Theoretical Connectedness, Heuristic Relevance, Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses Use of Findings in nursing practice and evidence of critical thinking. I have attached the article that I must do the paper on. Thank you for any help I can get.

1. Descriptive Vividness

This reports critiques the article "Living With Incurable Cancer at the End of Life-Patients?Perceptions" (Axelsson & Danielson, 2006) on several dimensions: descriptive vividness, methodological congruence, analytical and interpretative preciseness, philosophical and theoretical connectedness, heuristic relevance and analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

In this study, the purpose of the study purpose, significance and interpretations were articulated in enough detail and richness that the reader had the sense of personally experiencing the event and clearly understood the significance of the findings. In other words, the authors adequately described the significance of the study in the background section. "QoL is an important concept in healthcare, and sustaining a good QoL is as important as curing or preserving life?(Axelsson & Danielson, 2006, p. 392). As well, the purpose of the study was also clearly described. The authors in this study for example, reported that they wanted to explore the patients?perceptions of QoL. For example: "The aim of this study was to describe patients?perceptions of QoL in incurable cancer at the end of life?(Axelsson & Danielson, 2006, p. 392). Examples of the quotes are provided in Table 4 (Axelsson & Danielson, 2006, p. 395) and following the chart of quotes, the authors presented the interpretations in a descriptive way that illuminated more than the quotes did.

The possible threats to descriptive vividness include:

?Failure to include essential descriptive information
?Lack of clarity in description
?Inadequate interpretative/analytic skill (what is most essential, characteristic and defining about a given phenomenon) (Evaluating and Critiquing Nursing Research, 2008).

2. Methodological Congruence

The methodological approach used by the researchers was consistent with the philosophical basis of the study. The study seemed to meet the four dimensions of methodological excellence: adequate documentation of the participants, careful attention to the procedural approach, adherence to ethical standards and auditability.

For example, the authors provided a detailed description of the study participants, a rationale for why and how the participants were selected, as well as provided a description of the context and location where the study was conducted. There seemed to be careful ...

Solution Summary

This solution critiques the article "Living With Incurable Cancer at the End of Life-Patients' Perceptions" (Axelsson & Danielson, 2006) on the suggested dimensions. Supplemented with an article on how to evaluate nursing research for future reference.

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