NR439 Week 7 Discussion: Applying and Sharing Evidence

Application and implications for practice come from the interpretation of meaning from research findings. Communicating and using research evidence is an expectation of a BSN graduate.

  • Select and describe one of the conclusions from the required article from the Week 6 assignment that you found interesting and applicable to practice. Describe how you would apply the evidence to improve nursing practice. Explain your answer.
  • Discuss ways you would disseminate research-based evidence; how would you share with your peers? Include your thoughts on why it is important for you to be involved in communicating and applying nursing research evidence.


One of the conclusions I found interesting from the article by Maguire (2020) is that coloring mandalas are effective in reducing anxiety. Working in an Emergency Department, anxiety is a common issue among nurses due to the extreme cases we handle, workload, and high expectations that nothing will go wrong. In our unit, we do not using the coloring mandalas to reduce anxiety; the unit manager emphasizes on the importance of supporting each other and strengthening our relationships in the different teams that exist. We normally get to discuss these issues during our lunch breaks but we also tend to discuss about other interesting things not related to care delivery in order to remain positive, see life in a different perspective and reduce anxiety. Since the article by Maguire (2020) concluded that coloring mandalas are effective in reducing anxiety, I will consider raising this issue during our weekly…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $ 5.