For my proposed PICOT question, I have chosen patient safety. (P) In a hospice facility, (I) how does lowering nurse to patient ration to 1:4, (C) compared to having nurse to patient ratio 1:5, (O) help improve pain management and comfort measures, (T) in a 6-month period. This question is one I wonder how it will impact providing end of life care.
Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research designs. Think about this in terms of methodology and outcome.If you were to actually conduct your own research study, would your selected evidence-based practice problem/topic lend itself to a qualitative or quantitative design? (Describe specifics around the topic to support your findings.)