Purpose: Comment the Discussion (Class 504 Unit 6 Topic 2 Comment 1) Jennifer

Thing to Remember:

Answer this discussion with opinions/ideas creatively and clearly. Supports post using several outside, peer-reviewed sources.

1 References, find resources that are 5 years or less

No errors with APA format 6 Edition

To Comment:

Foster and Shurtz (2013) assessed of Critical Appraisal for Summaries of Evidence (CASE) is effective in evaluating evidence based medicine point of care summaries. Melnyk and Fineout-Overhold (2015) discuss Lincoln and Gubras criteria for evaluating trustworthiness criteria as credibility, dependability, transferability and confirmability. Foster and Shurtz (2013) established credibility in discussion of their research questions, discussion of databases used, and member checks. Foster and Shurtz (2013) did discuss the use of the CASE worksheet and effectiveness for researchers to guide them which meets transferability. Dependability as defined by Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt (2015) documenting how the research concluded and if under similar condition you would get the same results. This article did discuss how the research was done and their conclusion but they also admitted there some limitations in evaluators opinions. Foster and Shurtz (2013) confirmed confirmability in their study that CASE work sheet was an effective tool however they do admit further studies should be done due inconsistencies with how user friendly the checklist is.


Foster, M. J., & Shurtz, S. (2013). Making the Critical Appraisal for Summaries of Evidence (CASE) for evidence-based medicine (EBM): critical appraisal of summaries of evidence. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 101(3), 192–198. http://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.101.3.008

Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: a guide to best practice. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams et Wilkins.