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Critique of a Qualitative Research

CRITIQUE OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

***** of Interest & Purpose

The purpose of the study is to explore and describe ***** experiences relatives have while taking care of their critically ill patients that are confined in the intensive c***** unit (ICU). This study aims to scrutinize this phenomenon using a qualitative method. The ***** of this study was clearly stated. It defined the subject to be studied and the method. The term "relative" ***** further defined to avoid confusion ***** to clearly define the subjects for observation. Relatives stood ***** anyone close and looking after the patient in the ICU. The objective of the study was limited to an ICU ***** a D*****nish university hospital. The study also aimed to explore ***** points of view of these relatives including their perception of the roles of an ICU nurse.

***** ***** of interest in ***** case is ***** observe and ***** the experiences of relatives whose loved ones are confined in the ICU. This is of significance *****cause relatives go through several psychological stresses when ***** loved ones ***** suddenly taken ill. Hav*****g a ***** one in an ICU implies that there is a chance that this patient may not survive. Relatives f*****d themselves in a situation where they are uncertain about the future. They ***** even be in a state of shock. Relatives, like *****ir admitted loved ones, need adequate attention and support from health care providers. ***** *****s must then be able to provide holistic ***** not only ***** the patient but the patients' relatives as well. A deeper underst*****ing of ***** relatives' ***** and their consequent needs may guide the ICU nurse in catering to *****ir needs better.

The authors rationalized why a qualitative ***** was ***** over a quantitative approach. They used other studies to justify their preference for qualitative approach. In ***** approach, in-depth interviews are conducted. A qualitative approach enables researchers to explore ***** experiences beyond a single question. On the o*****r h*****, the use ***** questionnaires in the quantitative ***** ***** fail to touch on important concerns of these relatives. ***** quantitative approach fails to allow relatives to expound or elab*****ate on ***** percepti***** of the *****. Because of ********** limitations, a qualitative method ***** preferred.

Descriptive Vividness

The ***** were able to describe the aspects of the study clearly. However, there were some aspects of the study that were *****d with ambiguity. In terms ***** the study site, the authors only described it as the ICU in a Danish univers*****y hospital; it failed to state which hospital was the focus. The credibility of ***** ***** would ***** been more developed if the identity ***** the ***** was concretized. The setting of the interview ***** ***** described in detail; the *****terviews were conducted in a quiet room at the hospital or in the relative's home. The authors also described the participants or subjects vividly. Seven relatives were **********, four spouses and three p*****nts. Their ages ranged ***** 39 to 72

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