For my proposed PICOT question, I have chosen patient safety. (P) In a hospice facility, (I) how does lowering nurse to patient ration to 1:4, (C) compared to having nurse to patient ratio 1:5, (O) help improve pain management and comfort measures, (T) in a 6-month period. This question is one I wonder how it will impact providing end of life care.
- Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research designs. Think about this in terms of methodology and outcome.
- If you were to actually conduct your own research study, would your selected evidence-based practice problem/topic lend itself to a qualitative or quantitative design? (Describe specifics around the topic to support your findings.)