NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library

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Using the Walden Library

Where can you find evidence to inform your thoughts and scholarly writing? Throughout your degree program, you will use research literature to explore ideas, guide your thinking, and gain new insights. As you search the research literature, it is important to use resources that are peer-reviewed and from scholarly journals. You may already have some favorite online resources and databases that you use or have found useful in the past. For this NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library Discussion, you explore databases available through the Walden Library.

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Note: Unless otherwise noted, initial postings to Discussions are due on or before Day 3, and response postings are due on or before Day 6. You are required to participate in the Discussion on at least three different days (a different day for main post and each response). It is important to adhere to the weekly time frame to allow others ample time to respond to your posting. In addition, you are expected to respond to questions directed toward your own initial posting in a timely manner.

To Prepare:

  • Review the information presented in the Learning Resources for using the Walden Library, searching the databases, and evaluating online resources.
  • Begin searching for a peer-reviewed article that pertains to your practice area and interests you.

By Day 3 of Week 4

Post the following:

Using proper APA formatting, cite the peer-reviewed article you selected that pertains to your practice area and is of particular interest to you and identify the database that you used to search for the article. Explain any difficulties you experienced while searching for this article. Would this database be useful to your colleagues? Explain why or why not. Would you recommend this database? Explain why or why not.

By Day 6 of Week 4

Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by offering suggestions/strategies for working with this database from your own experience, or offering ideas for using alternative resources.

Click on the Reply button below to reveal the textbox for entering your message. Then click on the Submit button to post your message.

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11 months ago

Stephanie Kachin 

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          The peer-reviewed article I choose to cite is related to preventing primary c-sections. Working as a nurse in Labor and Delivery, this topic relates to my practice area. C-section deliveries increase certain risks to patients, including risk for infection, pain, and bleeding (Games, Neerland, & Kennedy, 2019). As a result, a project was developed in a hospital to reduce primary c-sections through interventions and collaboration with the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Interventions included increased birthing and peanut balls, increased nurse support, and provider collaboration (Games, Neerland, & Kennedy, 2019). As a result, over two years, primary c-section rates in patients having their first baby decreased from 29 percent to 25 percent.

            The database I used to search for my article is the CINAHL Plus with full text. CINAHL stands for the cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature (Walden University Library, n.d.). This database was selected since it covers journals of many different nursing topics. Peer-reviewed articles are also listed in the CINAHL plus database (Walden University Library, n.d.). I did not encounter any difficulties searching for peer-reviewed articles. I utilized the Boolean phrase AND between two ideas to search for the article. Under the CINAHL plus, I typed quality improvement AND labor and delivery. This brought up 219 pieces after selecting the limited to scholarly journals filter.

            The CINAHL Plus with the full-text database is helpful to nursing students since the database provides information on nursing and medical articles. The database contains mainly journals which are also valuable for nursing students when compiling discussion questions. I would recommend this database to colleagues due to the easiness of using the database to find relevant evidence-based practice research. The database utilizes Boolean phrases like AND, OR, and NOT, which can be used to narrow down topics (Walden University Library, n.d.). The CINAHL plus text database is also listed in the top 15 databases for nurses, making it a reliable source for students to use to research topics. This database is reliable and easy to use, and I believe colleagues will also agree after using it several times.

References

Games, B., Neerland, C., & Kennedy, S. (2019). Reducing Primary Cesareans: An Innovative Multiprolonged Approach to Supporting Physiological Labor and Vaginal Birth. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 33(1), 52-60, https://doi.org/10.1097/0000000000000378

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

 

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11 months ago

Teresa Woody 

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Hello Stephanie,

            First of all, I appreciate your work in Labor and Delivery and your dedication to furthering your education. I enjoyed reading the article you selected to research. As a mom of 4 children who had 4 c-sections, I understand the importance of the topic you chose related to preventing primary c-sections. My first labor was complicated and resulted in an emergency c-section. My subsequent pregnancies were planned as c-sections. I often times wish I had been educated more on vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC) because my third c-section resulted in extended hospitalization related to bleeding complications and a blood clot NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. The increase in c-sections in the United States (US) has been well documented by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Gams, Neerland, & Kennedy, 2019). And I was pleasantly surprised that the most recent rates are decreasing.

            Using the CINAHL plus with your instructions, I was able to find your article with ease and found it to be very informative. I used MEDLINE to search for my own research article and found it to be just as easy and informative. NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library Then, I discovered the CINAHL & MEDLINE combined search which also includes “peer-reviewed articles, reports of evidence-based practice, case studies, systematic reviews, and more” (Walden University Library, n.d.) NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. This may be an option you would like to utilize in the future since it combines the best of both worlds.               

References

Gams, B., Neerland, C., & Kennedy, S. (2019). Reducing primary cesareans: An innovative multipronged approach to supporting physiologic labor and vaginal birth. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing33(1):52-60.  https://doi.org/10.1097/0000000000000378.

Walden University Library. (n.d.) Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved December 7, 2021 from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

 

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11 months ago

Jamie Shoemaker 

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Hi Stephanie! 

I am always impressed with labor and delivery nurses NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. When I had my three boys, it was rough from the start. My oldest was high risk because I am RH negative and pre-eclamptic. My middle child ended up causing me to have almost twenty pounds of fluid on me. My youngest child caused me to be hospitalized with a hypertensive crisis. Thankfully, I had some amazing nurses and doctors that took terrific care of them. I am thankful to have three healthy little boys. I never had to have a cesarean section done. I have been in the room with one being done, and it was the most traumatic thing I have ever seen. There has been new research stating that the death rates are lower in elective cesarean sections (Ward & Roberts, 2021). I have always assumed that you could not have a vaginal delivery once you have a cesarean section NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library.

Recently, I have found out that as long as you do not have a substantial scar, they will attempt a vaginal trial. I have become fond of the cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature (CINAHL) database for my research (Walden University Library, 2019). This database is easy to use and convenient when peer-reviewed articles are needed. I read about neonatal morbidity involving vaginal delivery versus cesarean section in the early and late stages of pregnancy. The study shows they were the same (Low-Risk Planned Cesarean versus Planned Vaginal Delivery at Term: Early a. EBSCOhost, 2019). We always make assumptions about things that we are not educated about, and it is always good to have a resource to help you on your educational journey. I struggled with labor and delivery in nursing school, but I will always respect the profession.  

 

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Low risk planned cesarean versus planned vaginal delivery at term: early a.. .: EBSCOhost. (2019). Https://Web.s.Ebscohost.Com/Ehost/Pdfviewer/Pdfviewer?Vid=13&sid=f919f620-2afb-449d-B234-872282637a44%40redishttps://web.s.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=13&sid=f919f620-2afb-449d-b234-872282637a44%40redis 

Walden University Library. (n.d.) Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved December 7, 2021,  from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981 

Ward, A., & Roberts, N. (2021). Vaginal birth after cesarean section. Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine31(7), 199–204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ogrm.2021.05.005 

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11 months ago

Crystal Lewis WALDEN INSTRUCTOR MANAGER

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Hi, Stephanie,

Why should students explore various databases?

Excellent post!

Dr.Lewis

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11 months ago

Stephanie Kachin 

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Hi Dr. Lewis, 

Students should explore different databases because each has different sources of information to offer. For example, the APA PsychoInfo nursing database is used for mental and behavioral health (Walden University Library, n.d.). Another database, called the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, offers evidence-based information to help providers make healthcare decisions. These are both examples of why students should research and utilize different databases during their studies.

Thanks,

Stephanie Kachin

Reference

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

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11 months ago

Susan Bencomo 

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Excellent post, Stephanie! Using the Walden Library to find and retrieve the peer-reviewed article pertaining to our practice areas was a great experience. One feature that interested me is the Course Guides, which one can use to jump into the course materials without having to return to the course page. It offers assignment help and takes one directly to the required readings of a particular course (Walden University Library 2020). I concur with your assertion that the CINAHL Plus with full text covers journals of many different nursing topics. According Glanville et al. (2019), CINAHL Plus with full text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for health and nursing journals. This definitive research tool for all areas of health and nursing literature is free for use by the Walden community. I would recommend it to nursing students and researchers NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library.

References

Glanville, J., Dooley, G., Wisniewski, S., Foxlee, R., & Noel‐Storr, A. (2019). Development of a search filter to identify reports of controlled clinical trials within CINAHL Plus. Health Information & Libraries Journal36(1), 73-90.

Walden University Library. (2020). University Library
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library

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11 months ago

Christy Elmore 

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Hello Stephanie,

I enjoyed your post about using nursing interventions to help reduce primary c-sections.  I am also a Labor and Delivery Nurse.  I work in a hospital where most of the vaginal deliveries are performed by midwives.  The midwives in our hospital are eminent about providing non-medical interventions to laboring women to facilitate the delivery process.  I have been witness to the benefits of the use of the peanut ball in combination with frequent position changes to aid in fetal descent and cervical dilatation, therefore it was a subject I was interested in knowing more about.  I am new to research but after reading your post, I chose to use the CINAHL Plus with full text to research this topic more. I was only able to find one peer-reviewed journal article on CINAHL with my topic word choices but found the sites easy to use.  The article I chose looked at lengths of labor with the use of the peanut ball and although there were no significant decreases in the length of labor shown, the meta-analysis did show trends towards a lower incidence of cesarean sections (Grenvik et al., 2019) NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. I utilized MEDLINE to search for additional journal articles on my subject of interest and found it easy to navigate even though I was limited to the same article. Walden University Library (n.d.) also lists a CINAHL and Medline combined search which may be a useful site for future research subjects by offering millions of resources.  I searched google scholar for the first time and although it would take more time navigating the site to make sure I was searching reputable, peer-reviewed articles, I found a wealth of information on the use of peanut balls in labor.  That site may be beneficial to you in your research as well.  Have a Merry Christmas! 

 References

Grenvik, J. M., Rosenthal, E., Saccone, G., Della Corte, L., Quist-Nelson, J., Gerkin, R. D., Gimovsky, A. C., Kwan, M., Mercier, R., & Berghella, V. (2019). Peanut ball for decreasing length of Labor: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology242, 159–165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2019.09.018

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s+19981

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10 months ago

Quenia Alfrenard 

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Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for your post NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. I love preventative measures and will always advocate it. I find that now a days woman are more likely to opt for a C section because of personal reasons not so much because it’s needed but I would say for their own personal reasons. If we as providers educate the patient on the benefits not only mommy but most importantly the baby perhaps it would change their mind and educate the parents. Informing them of benefits such as preparing a baby’s lungs to breathe, exposure to healthy bacteria that boosts a newborn’s immune system, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, higher rate of successful breastfeeding, avoid risks associated with major surgery, less potential for complications with future pregnancies and births etc.

Using the CINAHL plus  for some reason a little challenging to me when i first tried to use it but with the way you explained  using  Boolean phrases like AND, OR, and NOT i was able to type the main topic in and was able to find articles based on my search. I still have to practice using this particular search engine and I can see why it is a valuable to use to complete assignments while in this program being that it provides student reviewed articles in our selected topics NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library.

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Teresa Woody 

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Jamie Shoemaker 

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Teresa Woody 

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11 months ago

Stephanie Kachin 

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Hi Teresa,

      Thanks for sharing your experience with dialysis nursing and the reearch article you selected. Another article I reviewed states that dialysis patients are at an increased risk of insomnia and sleep disorders ( Zhao, Zhang, Zhikai, Wang, Xiong, Liao, Hao, Liu, Ren, Wang,

Duan, Zheng, & Dong, 2019). Have you noticed any sleep disorders in the dialysis patients you have cared for? Another useful database is PubMed. PubMed includes medline and also includes articles on funded research projects and articles that have not been officially printed yet ( Walden University Library, n.d.). This database is also another useful research engine that nurses can use. 

References

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

Zhao, Y.  Zhang, Y., Zhilcai, Y., Wang, J., Xiong, Z., Liao, J., Hao, L., Liu, G., Ren, Y., Wang, Q., Duan, L., Zheng, Z. & Dong, J. (2019). Sleep Disorders and Cognitive Impairment in Peritoneal Dialysis: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. Kidney and Blood Pressure Research, 44(5), 1115-1127, https://doi.org/20.2259/000502355

 

 

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Teresa Woody 

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Hello, Stephanie,

     Thank you for your response to my post! To answer your question, yes, I have noticed sleep disorders in the dialysis patients that I care for. Several of them are on some type of sleep aid to help with the issue. In fact, insomnia is reported in almost 70% of dialysis patients (Merlino, Gigli, & Valente, 2008). Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is also a common issue with dialysis patients and is associated with uremia. Having RLS can definitely affect their sleep since it usually occurs at night NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library.

     Thank you for your suggestion to use PubMed. I used it to research sleep disturbances in dialysis patients to better answer your question. I found it to be a very useful database. PubMed also includes the MEDLINE database, which I used for my main research post (Walden University Library, n.d.)

References

Merlino, G., Gigli, G., Valente, M. (2008). Sleep disturbances in dialysis patients. Journal of Nephrology, 21 Suppl 13, S66-S70. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18446735/ 

Walden University Library. (n.d.) Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php

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11 months ago

Crystal Lewis WALDEN INSTRUCTOR MANAGER

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Hi, Teresa,

If you  have difficulty finding an article, how could you contact the Walden Library for assistance?

Excellent post!

Dr. Lewis

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Teresa Woody 

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Hello, Dr. Lewis,

If I have difficulty finding an article, I can contact the Walden Library in different ways for assistance. Firstly, there is a “get help” link on the Walden Library website. Secondly, there is an “ask the librarian” link as well. If the issue is technical, there is a link for that to help troubleshoot the issue. To contact the librarian, there are multiple options available such as, on-line chat, email, phone call, or the ability to schedule a research appointment (Walden University Library, n.d.). The Walden Library provides assistance to students to ensure success in their program of study NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library.

References

Walden University Library. (n.d.) Get Help. Retrieved December 21, 2021, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/help

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Susan Bencomo 

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Great post, Teresa! The Walden Library is a great resource that contains an array of diverse articles. The library is comprised of a vast and carefully-selected databases of reports, dissertations, videos, peer-reviewed articles, books, and reports that can be used to support scholarly needs (Walden University n.d.). Although understanding the dynamics of the library may be difficult at first, the more we use it the more it becomes easier to use. One of the databases that is available in this library is the MEDLINE with Full Text NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. I concur with your assertion that MEDLINE would be a useful database to our nursing colleagues. According to Dunn et al. (2017), the database is an indispensable and user-friendly tool for medical research that provides full text for health and biomedical journals. These journals contain information required by researchers, health professionals, nurses, and doctors.

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References

Dunn, K., Marshall, J. G., Wells, A. L., & Backus, J. E. (2017). Examining the role of MEDLINE as a patient care information resource: an analysis of data from the Value of Libraries study. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA105(4), 336. doi: 10.5195/jmla.2017.87

Walden University. (n.d.). PUBH 8551 Introduction to the Walden Library: Introduction to the Walden University Library. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=493325&p=3375047

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Christy Elmore 

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Hello Stephanie,

     I enjoyed your post about using nursing interventions to help reduce primary c-sections.  I am also a Labor and Delivery Nurse.  I work in a hospital where most of the vaginal deliveries are performed by midwives.  The midwives in our hospital are eminent about providing non-medical interventions to laboring women to facilitate the delivery process. NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library  I have been witness to the benefits of the use of the peanut ball in combination with frequent position changes to aid in fetal descent and cervical dilatation, therefore it was a subject I was interested in knowing more about.  I am new to research but after reading your post, I chose to use the CINAHL Plus with full text to research this topic more. I was only able to find one peer-reviewed journal article on CINAHL with my topic word choices but found the sites easy to use.  The article I chose looked at lengths of labor with the use of the peanut ball and although there were no significant decreases in the length of labor shown, the meta-analysis did show trends towards a lower incidence of cesarean sections (Grenvik et al., 2019). I utilized MEDLINE to search for additional journal articles on my subject of interest and found it easy to navigate even though I was limited to the same article. Walden University Library (n.d.) also lists a CINAHL and Medline combined search which may be a useful site for future research subjects by offering millions of resources.  I searched google scholar for the first time and although it would take more time navigating the site to make sure I was searching reputable, peer-reviewed articles, I found a wealth of information on the use of peanut balls in labor.  That site may be beneficial to you in your research as well.  NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library Have a Merry Christmas! 

 References

Grenvik, J. M., Rosenthal, E., Saccone, G., Della Corte, L., Quist-Nelson, J., Gerkin, R. D., Gimovsky, A. C., Kwan, M., Mercier, R., & Berghella, V. (2019). Peanut ball for decreasing length of Labor: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology242, 159–165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2019.09.018

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s+19981

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10 months ago

Mariah Quero 

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Hello Teresa,

You have selected a very interesting peer-reviewed article, and it is something that I would select as well! I work as a hemodialysis nurse right now, and I thought that the topic on effects of dialysis modality choice on cognitive functions in ESRD patients is significant too. Since I do not have any experience with peritoneal dialysis, it makes me curious about which modality choice has more benefits than that of the other. Finding the best databases for nursing research through Walden University Library was effortless since it is readily accessible to students and offers numerous databases, journal articles, and e-books (Walden University, n.d.). I have searched peer-reviewed articles using MEDLINE database as well, but I had difficulties in finding one that relates to the mental health conditions hemodialysis patients experience NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. I think that the PubMed database provides a wide variety of journal articles that I will find useful for my research.

Reference:

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases a-z: nursing. Acessed December 22, 2021, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

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Teresa Woody 

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Hello, Mariah,

     Thank you for your response to my post. It is very interesting that you work in hemodialysis. I have also worked in hemodialysis for several years prior to transferring to peritoneal dialysis. Since peritoneal dialysis offers a steady 24-hour removal of uremic toxins, it mimics the natural work of the kidneys and can preserve renal function better than hemodialysis (Gao, Ji, & Wang, 2021) NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. Hemodialysis causes more hemodynamic fluctuations and is not as natural since it is usually only done 3 days per week. Since peritoneal dialysis is a more natural choice and continually removes toxins, it only makes sense that it would preserve cognitive function in end stage renal disease patients as the article concluded. I found my article using MEDLINE, but like you, I have also used PubMed and find it very useful as well. 

References

Gao, T., Ji, Y., & Wang, Y. (2021). The effects of dialysis modality choice on cognitive functions in patients with end-stage renal failure: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine, 100(22), e26209. https://doi.org/10.1097MD.0000000000026209  NURS 6003 Discussion: Using the Walden Library