Improving patient care and outcomes is paramount to the practice of nursing. As we conclude our learning journey through our world of research and evidence-based practice, it is important to reflect upon your time spent in the course:
Think about nursing practice and describe one barrier that you feel prohibits nurses from engaging in EBP; share one strategy you could use to facilitate the use of evidence to help improve nursing care for patients.
Reflect back over your time in the course and describe how your thinking has changed about nursing research and evidence-based practice; describe one new learning during this course that you believe was the most helpful.
Another area of the brain that can predict criminal behavior is the amygdala. The amygdala is inside of the temporal lobe of the brain and functionally involves emotions particularly controlling fear, anger and pleasure. “The amygdala has received considerable attention, with numerous studies association psychopathy with abnormal size, shape, or activity of this subcortical structure that associates with structural and functional deficits” (Koenigs). Even though neuroscience has developed immensely throughout the years, predicting criminal behavior through scans can produce a reverse-inference error. “The reverse-inference error is especially prevalent in the interpretation of brain activity in functional neuroimaging studies” (Choi). As previously stated, the reliance of electroencephalogram data may show the activity within the brain, but depending on the section, the brain may be overactive during such time. When looking at an individual’s amygdala that is characterized as abnormal and overactive can be argued to the point of reverse-inference error due to trying to distinguish what is a normal or abnormal sign of the brain’s fear center (Choi). Brain Scans Versus Self-Report: Brain scans provide more complexity to detect brain impairments in individuals despite a clinical psychologist’s findings. A common problem within neurolaw is the group to individual inference problem. Psychologists often identify associations of brain defects with impairments by comparing a group of subjects with a localized defect to a group of subjects without the defect; this can result in overlapping due to the idea that impaired patients may have better control over a specific area in regard to the healthy controls and vice versa (Choi). The issue with psychological based evidence is that very few neuroimaging-based tests are used in psychiatric diagnosis which lacks the sufficient sensitivity and specificity to be reliable enough for inclusion in diagnostic criteria” (Choi). When looking at the defendants self-reporting of their behavior, brain scans often reveal more than those reports suggest. “While most people’s self-reports are >GET ANSWER