Why is your research important? What is known about the topic? What are your hypotheses? What are your objectives?
While case studies cannot provide specific guidance for the management of successive patients, they are a record of clinical interactions which help us to frame questions for more rigorously designed clinical studies.
Case studies also provide valuable teaching material, demonstrating both classical and unusual presentations which may confront the practitioner. Quite obviously, since the overwhelming majority of clinical interactions occur in the field, not in teaching or research facilities, it falls to the field practitioner to record and pass on their experiences.
However, field practitioners generally are not well-practised in writing for publication, and so may hesitate to embark on the task of carrying a case study to publication. These guidelines are intended to assist the relatively novice writer — practitioner or student — in efficiently navigating the relatively easy course to publication of a quality case study.
Authors may decide that the particular circumstances of their case study justify digression from our recommendations. Additional and useful resources for chiropractic case studies include: Single subject research designs.
J Can Chirop Assoc ; 35 2: J Can Chirop Assoc ; 50 2: J Can Chiropr Assoc ; 51 2: Portions of these guidelines were derived from Budgell B. Writing a biomedical research paper.
Springer Japan KK, General Instructions This set of guidelines provides both instructions and a template for the writing of case reports for publication. You might want to skip forward and take a quick look at the template now, as we will be using it as the basis for your own case study later on.
While the guidelines and template contain much detail, your finished case study should be only to 1, words in length. Therefore, you will need to write efficiently and avoid unnecessarily flowery language.
After this brief introduction, the guidelines below will follow the headings of our template. Hence, it is possible to work section by section through the template to quickly produce a first draft of your study. To begin with, however, you must have a clear sense of the value of the study which you wish to describe.
Therefore, before beginning to write the study itself, you should gather all of the materials relevant to the case — clinical notes, lab reports, x-rays etc. Another important general rule for writing case studies is to stick to the facts. A case study should be a fairly modest description of what actually happened.
Speculation about underlying mechanisms of the disease process or treatment should be restrained. Field practitioners and students are seldom well-prepared to discuss physiology or pathology.A Nursing Student’s Story: My first hospital clinical rotation By Marian University Nursing | Published May 27, This is a guest blog post written by Leslie Wheeler, a Marian University student in the accelerated nursing program in Indianapolis.
During my first day of clinical, I encountered an issue that I believe is very significant. As a student nurse, our duty for this day was to follow our health care aide around the . How to write a good CV step by step How to write a good CV – step by step If you are a foreign student and you want to get an internship, a student job or work in Denmark after graduation, it is important that you learn how to write a good CV.
The competition on the job market is high, and you need to stand out in order to get a job interview. In order to present you an outline for the first clinical interview report, I used the relevant sections (i. e., section regarding the first interview) of psychological assessment report that was outlined in Cansever () (pp.
) and translated them into English. Mar 05, · Yesterday (Friday) was my very first clinical!! To recount the experience, however, I have to start from Thursday afternoon when my entire clinical group met to complete our pre-clinical. Pre-clinical basically involves going to the hospital to “pick” out a patient (the charge nurse assigns one to you) and accessing their chart to get some required information on them.
Beck’s () article, “Nursing Students’ Initial Clinical Experience: A Phenomenological Study,” was a great tool to help frame and process my first clinical day. I think it succinctly addressed and validated many of the emotions I was feeling on Wednesday.