9.2. The Importance of the Phenomenon of Interest

It is time to consider “why” the phenomenon of interest you have chosen to research is important to not only yourself, your employment, or your school BUT to health care in general. As you consider the following topics, think about how your identified problem affects that aspect of health care. Is there a need for nursing practice to improve patient outcomes in an organization or for a specific population? Is there any unmet societal need that may benefit from a policy change or initiative? What does the literature reveal about each topic? 

For each topic, write one to two paragraphs addressing the current literature findings related to your SPP project. Use the following list as “headers” to copy into your SPP Chapter II.

  1. Impact on Population Outcomes
  2. Legal and Policy Issues
  3. Quality and Safety
  4. Cost-Effectiveness