Week 2 Discussion: Evidence-Based Arguments
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Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 3, 4
Minimum of 1 scholarly source
Initial Post Instructions
Evidence-based practice requires…evidence. The careful collection of evidence is the first job of every medical practitioner, not least the nurse, who has the most extensive and intimate contact with the patient. However, it does not stop with the nurse. Whatever your role – social worker, hospital administration, human services – whether your problem is the allocation of scarce resources, where to add or cut staff, or the treatment plan for a patient, you will need to present and defend your position in a clearly structured argument
For this discussion, address the following:
Explain how applying the methods of analyzing an argument can help you make and win your point.
As you collect and prepare to present your evidence-based argument, how might diagramming your findings be helpful in clearly and accurately conveying your findings?
Provide an example of how you might diagram your findings.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references
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In the course of the nursing career, there will always be instances when the nurse is required to present a compelling argument. The development and presentation of ideas and arguments is indeed the cornerstone of the body of medical knowledge that has been amassed over the centuries. The application of the modalities of analyzing an argument is effective in ensuring that the proposer makes and wins his/her point.
The methods of analyzing an argument are effective in ensuring that a point has been made and won since they are helpful in assisting the proposer to organize his/her thoughts. The two central modalities of analyzing an argument include; the identification of the focal claim or thesis and the identification of the implicit and explicit reasons behind the claim (Fahy, 2008). When the proposer’s thoughts are organized in this regard, he/she stands a good chance of making and winning his point.
The importance of diagramming the findings of an evidence-based argument cannot be underestimated. When the findings thereto are voluminous (as a result of the usage of plenty of words to explain the point), diagramming provides an accurate summary of the findings, thus the audience can synthesize the information in a systematic and expeditious manner. In this regard, diagramming can effectively be done through graphical presentations. The application of the modalities of analyzing an argument is effective in ensuring that the proposer makes and wins his/her point. Diagramming through graphical presentation is thus helpful in presenting findings in a clear and accurate manner.
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