The article gives information about how health care communication is the most critical kind of professional interface, which is used for patient education as well as health promotion

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Scholarly writing or academic writing

As a graduate student at Walden, we have to develop the skill to think critically about what we read and to apply principles of scholarly literature to communicate our ideas.   What does it mean scholarly writing or academic writing?  According to Walden University, scholarly writing also known as academic writing. It is the genre of writing used in all academic fields.  Scholarly writing is a skill that can be learned by immersing yourself in scholarly literature (2012g). When we write academic writing our ideas, have to be supported by, so we search scholarly journals called academic, peer-reviewed or refereed journals. We have to again question what peer-reviewed journals are. According to Cornell University peer-reviewed (also called refereed), chronicles refer only to those scholarly journals that submit articles to several other scholars, experts, or academics (peers) in the field for review and comment. These reviewers must agree that the report represents properly conducted original research or writing before it can be published (2010).

Database searching

Searching the database to find a peer review is not an easy job it takes much of my time but, thank you for all the guides and information at Walden University academic guide/ library.  When I visit the Walden library site, there are two boxes the basic search box, and the subject search box I choose the subject search box when you click that a drop-down menu appears to select nursing then articles the keyword I use is Medical-surgical nursing, and I pick only peer review.  From the EBSCO database, I choose my interest topic Iranian Nursing Student–patient Health Communication in Medical Surgical Wards.

The article gives information about how health care communication is the most critical kind of professional interface, which is used for patient education as well as health promotion.  When we see the method of research, the researchers adopted a qualitative content analysis method to extract and summarize the real meaning of the participant’s experience of the empirical concept of health care communication.  The researchers collect data by performing face-to-face interviews with a total of 18 participants, including six nursing students, six nursing instructors, and six patients.  In my opinion, I  pick one weakness is that health care communication is a broad topic sometimes you make each different conversation and explanation more than one person for one patient case.   Therefore 18 participants in the research interview are not a reasonable number to conclude a good result of the topic.


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Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012c). Introduction to academic writing: Purpose, audience, and evidence. Baltimore, MD: Author

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Mahbobeh Abdolrahimi, Shahrzad Ghiyasvandian, Masoumeh Zakerimoghadam, & Abbas Ebadi. (2018). Iranian nursing student–patient health communication in medical-surgical wards. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, Vol 23, Iss 2, Pp 136-142 (2018), (2), 136.[_]9_17

Walden University. (2012g). Walden University: Scholarly writing. Retrieved from


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