As an advanced practice nurse you are involved in helping staff understand the differences between various translation documents related to evidence-based practice.
In TD1 discussion, compare and contrast two of the five types of research summaries: meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, systematic research reviews, clinical practice guidelines, and care protocols. Also, answer the following questions
When comparing meta-analysis versus meta-synthesis; quantitative meta-analysis involves aggregating findings from previous research to establish if there is a true effect from an intervention on the expected outcome variable. Meta-analysis is most often used to assess the clinical effectiveness of healthcare interventions; it does this by combining data from two or more randomized controlled trials. Versus meta-synthesis which involves integrating and interpreting qualitative research to build a theory for testing. It is the bringing together and breaking down of findings, examining them, discovering essential features, and combining a phenomena into a transformed whole (Haidich, 2010).
 What are the differences in the purposes, audiences, and authors of the five research summary types?
 What is the relationship between meta-synthesis and theory?
 What is the relationship between meta-analysis and theory?
 What is your experience in applying clinical practice guidelines? What evidence-based practice (EBP) model did you use?
Compare and contrast two EBP models. Also, answer the following questions:
 Which EBP would you recommend for your work setting and why?
 How does global health relate to EBP in the Johanna Briggs Institute Model?
 What outcomes would you examine to determine whether EBP implementation worked?
 How does your organization develop care protocols, care maps, and care plans? Is the effort multidisciplinary? To what extent is the nursing staff involved? How would you improve the process?