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In nursing practice, understanding the interventions that can improve discharge during patients transition are important aspects of providing care. From the article, the shift from acute mental health in-patient care to community care is a vulnerable process where an individual can experience risk and anxiety. Thus, healthcare providers should understand various interventions used during the transition to offer appropriate care. The article provides interventions like critical time intervention and transitional discharge model that health providers can use.

Step 1: Research Analysis

The topic of Interest:The Interventions that can be used to promote discharge from adult mental health in-patient care to community care
Research Article:Tyler, N., Wright, N., & Waring, J. (2019). Interventions to improve the discharge from acute adult mental health inpatient care to the community: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMC health services research, 19(1), 883.
Professional Practice Use:The article provides interventions used to improve continuity of care and safety during a shift from mental health in-patient to community care. The transition is usually a vulnerable period because the patient can experience further anxiety.
Research Analysis Matrix Add more rows if necessaryStrengths of the ResearchLimitations/Weaknesses of the ResearchRelevancy to Topic of InterestNotes
Tyler, Wright, and Waring declared that they have no competing interests. It means there was a lack of conflict of interest in the authors’ interpretation of data that could be influenced by personal or financial relationships with other people.  Tyler, Wright, and Waring used a less restrictive search strategy, which broadens the outcome. The existence of broad outcomes affects the relativeness of research because quantitative comparison becomes hard.The outcomes of the article are relevant to the topic of interest because it provides the key interventions that should be considered by mental health providers during the transition as well as when providing a holistic strategy toward working with mental health patients.Some of the interventions that can be used to improve continuity of care during the transition are critical time interventions and transition discharge models.
The information provided in the article is easy to analyze and understand. For instance, the authors use simple languages and arrange the paper in an orderly manner that promotes clarity.Tyler, Wright, and Waring’s review failed to outline sub-acute service models like step-up or step-down services, which are increasingly common in the literature. It means that the sources did not provide appropriate interventions used to improve care.The authors provide various approaches that have been used globally to handle various challenges that discharge from an acute, inpatient mental Health care poses.The main challenges that the Interventions looked to tackle were reducing readmission, promoting wellbeing, reducing homelessness, promoting treatment adherence, accelerating discharge, as well as reducing suicide.
The supportive study articles used in the review and references are current. Thus, the content obtained from the articles captures recent events, which is important for students.   
Tyler Wright and Waring explore about 45 sources to review and determine various interventions to be used during patients’ transition.   
Tyler Wright and Waring offer detailed information regarding the interventions used to improve discharge among mental health patients’ in the facility.     

Step 2: Summary of Analysis

The various approach can be used to identify peer-reviewed articles. The first approach to identify a peer-reviewed source is to look through the library database (DePoy & Gitlin, 2015). In this approach, I will use PubMed because it provides various sources that can assist students during the research process. I will use the research topic “The Interventions that can be used to improve the discharge from acute adult mental health inpatient care to the community” to search the database. In addition, I will limit the search through aspects such as peer-reviewed journals only, 2019, and those written in English.

I will evaluate the article by judging whether it will be vital in the research by examining the article citation in the library database. In the database, I will look at the list of the article retrieved through the search. Thus, I will click on the article title to access the detailed record for the article. The detailed record of the article will provide information like authors, date of publication, length, abstract, and peer-review (DePoy & Gitlin, 2015). For instance, information like the date of publication is important because I need current information. Besides, I need to read the article to determine its relevancy to the research topic.

It is important to determine the most appropriate strategies used in finding peer-reviewed research. The first strategy that I would use is limiting the search on the database. Since the library database provides various options, there is a need to refine the search using limits such as specifying the anticipated date of publication. Using these factors provides a good platform to arrive at the appropriate article that is relevant. Moreover, other than a date, I will use limiting factors like peer-reviewed journals to provide peer-reviewed articles only.

The second strategy is to check the library database to affirm whether the journal is peer-reviewed or not (DePoy & Gitlin, 2015). Based on this, I will identify the article to find out whether it is peer-reviewed. The most appropriate approach is to visit the database interface to go through the options provided. For example, I will read the abstract of the article to understand the content. Moreover, I will read the list of editorial and its members to gauge whether the reviewers of the article are experts in the field and institutions they are affiliated with.

The resources that I intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research are PubMed and Walden University Library. To begin with, PubMed provides a platform for accessing study materials in various medical fields such as nursing. The database is important because it is free; hence, I can use it without any limitation in allocating peer-reviewed research (Laureate Education, Inc. 2012). In addition, PubMed provides an interface that is easy to determine whether an article is peer-reviewed. The interface allows one to look through the options and key aspects that make an article peer-reviewed.

Moreover, Walden University Library is among the most important resource that I intend to use in my peer-reviewed research. The university library has an interface that offers aid in the search process (Laureate Education, Inc. 2012). First, there is an option of asking a librarian any questions regarding literature research. Based on this, I can ask for help from a Librarian in locating peer-reviewed research on my topic. Second, there is an option of a guide for required reading and assignment help. This section will aid in the process of finding peer-reviewed journals that are relevant to my research topic.


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