Explain the criteria that should be used when determining the credibility of journal articles as well as websites.

Determining the Credibility of Evidence

Please see attached pdf with all the instructions


For this assessment, you may choose from the following options as the context for the quality or safety issue or

chosen diagnosis for researching and completing this assessment:

The specific diagnosis you identified in your previous assessment.

The simulation Vila Health: Determining the Credibility of Evidence.

A personal practice experience in which a sentinel event occurred.


The purpose of this analysis is to better understand what constitutes credibility of journal articles as well as

websites. The role of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse in incorporating evidence-based research continues to

growth in clinical practice. As quality improvement (QI) measures to reduce safety risks continue to be emphasized,

the need for evidence-based models and evidence-based templates is growing. This type of systematic approach to

incorporating evidence-based findings allows nurses to make clinical and operational decisions based upon the best

available evidence. When the most up-to-date evidence-based findings are utilized, patient-centered care improves

outcomes and enhances the patient experience.

For this assessment:

Explain the criteria that should be used when determining the credibility of journal articles as well as websites.

Support your explanations with references to the literature or research articles that describe criteria that

should be used to determine credibility.

Your identification and determination of credibility should be done within the context of your chosen

scenario for this assessment. For example, if you choose to use the provided Vila Health scenario, your

initial identification of resources should be of resources that will best help address the presented issue.

However, if you are locating resources to help provide evidence-based care for the diagnosis you

identified in the first assessment, you may want to begin your literature and evidence search from the

databases that identified. Any of the three scenario options are acceptable. So, pick the one that most

interests you.

Be sure to address the following in this assessment, which correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring

guide. Please study the scoring guide carefully so that you will know what is needed for a distinguished score.

Describe a quality or safety issue, or a chosen diagnosis, that could benefit from an evidence-based


Explain criteria that should be considered when determining credibility of resources such as journal articles

and websites.

Analyze the credibility and relevance of evidence and resources within the context of a quality or safety

issue, or a chosen diagnosis.

This is where you are selecting the specific resources to help address the issue in your chosen


Explain the importance of incorporating credible evidence into an EBP model used to address a quality or

safety issue, or a chosen diagnosis.

Communicate using writing that is clear, logical, and professional with correct grammar and spelling using

current APA style.

Submission Requirements

Your assessment should meet the following requirements:

Length of submission: 2–4-page scholarly paper, this does not include the APA-formatted title page and

reference list.

Number of references: Cite 3–5 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your findings and

considerations. Resources should be no more than five years old.

APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style.



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