See link to All About Assignment #2d which gives detailed instructions, examples, and FAQ’s about the assignment: About Assignment #2D- Searching For and Appraising Evidence: Creating an Evidence Table

For this assignment each student will identify two sources of evidence that could be used to help answer the PICOT question. The sources should be in the form of single, primary quantitative, or qualitative research studies, systematic reviews (meta-analyses or meta-syntheses are acceptable), or clinical practice guidelines. The evidence should not be a clinical (quality performance article) or opinion article, or a literature integrative review. Though some authors identify literature reviews as systematic reviews, the work does not represent the criteria required for a systematic review. For this assignment, only true systematic reviews can be used.

The sources of the evidence need to be a peer-reviewed journal or a database such as the Cochrane Library and be current within the last five years. Requirements for assignment:
1. State the PICOT question, having incorporated instructor feedback. So….this will be a revised PICOT question if appropriate.
2. Identify three sources of evidence from within the last 5 years from FAU Library databases.
3. Submit the three sources of evidence in the form of a PDF file when the assignment is submitted (multiple attachments can be uploaded with the assignment in Canvas). Check to assure that the file can be opened prior to submitting.
4. Create an evidence table for the sources of evidence (no more than 2 pages – one row/article). A template will be provided.

The assignment needs to include a title page and an APA current edition formatted reference list.

Handouts useful for completion of Assignment #2
Assign 2 About an Evaluation Table Critical Appraisal p. 133.pdf

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Assignment 2D Evaluation of Evidence Table.docx

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Assign 2 How to Fill-in an Evidence-Based Table.pdf

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Assign 2 Rating System for Hierarchy of Evidence for Evaluation Table.pdf

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FAQs

Q: What about my individual PICOT?

A: In this assignment you are not using the individual PICOT from Assignment I. Use the Group PICOT to search for the sources of evidence. Right before the Evidence Table on Page 1, specify the PICOT question.

Q: One row per article means what exactly?

A: Look at the the Developing Evidence-Based Table Template Fill-in. Keep the the content in the heading row and retain one blank row to fill-in (Delete all of the unused rows). Fill-in the appraisal information about the source article.
Q: Should I change the layout of the document to Landscape?

A: This is a good idea since the table is likely to enlarge with the information.

Q: Do I need to add notes to the table?

A. Yes. Such explanation assists the viewer. Add notes to the table below the table to define abbreviations used in the table.

Q: Do I need to use APA format?

A: Yes. One Exception–> The tables do not need to be double spaced.

Q: What do I submit?

A: Go to Assignments and click on Assignment 2. Submit the 3 page of Tables labeled as Your Short Title Evidence Based Table and 3 sources in PDFs. The short title for the assignment should reflect the topic, such as Prevention of Pressure Ulcers. So you could label the 3 -page document Prevention of Pressure Ulcers Evidence Based Table.

 

 

Ps: My GROUP PICOT question was: In the management of patients within the long-term care setting (P), what are the best practices (C) in pressure ulcer prevention (I) that nurses should use in patients with low mobility (O)?

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.

 

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.