NR730 Week 7 Discussion Essay
Disseminating the DNP Project
Disseminating research outcomes is essential to any Doctorate in Nursing Practice project. It facilitates knowledge exchange and opens up possibilities for implementation in various contexts, amplifying the project’s overall influence (Heckert et al., 2020). To disseminate the outcomes of the study “The Influence of Behavioral Parent Training on Impairment Rating Scale Scores in Children with ADHD,” two practical approaches to extend dissemination beyond the practicum site could be participation at a professional conference and publication in a scholarly journal.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition holds considerable potential as a suitable venue for sharing the project’s outcomes. This conference consistently attracts healthcare experts specializing in pediatric care and features dedicated sessions focused on cutting-edge developments in managing and treating pediatric ADHD (Hu et al., 2023). By presenting the findings at this event, the project would benefit from reaching a broad audience of professionals keenly interested in innovative, evidence-based interventions for ADHD. Moreover, these practitioners may be inclined to incorporate the EndeavorRx intervention within their practices, thereby significantly amplifying the potential impact generated by this endeavor.
One option for a scholarly journal focusing on child and adolescent mental health, including ADHD, is “The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.” This journal goes through a thorough peer-review process and covers a wide range of topics in the field. The journal is a great way to share information with doctors, researchers, and other healthcare professionals interested in children’s mental health (Tikhonova & Raitskaya, 2020). By publishing a research article that outlines the project’s details alongside its findings and implications for treating ADHD, it would be possible to expand the project’s impact and make valuable contributions to the existing body of evidence-based interventions for ADHD.
The chosen venues are well-suited for the project as they both center around mental health in children and adolescents, mainly focusing on ADHD, a central aspect of the proposed project. The participants attending the AAP conference and readers of the journal are professionals who would benefit from gaining knowledge about the findings of this project. Moreover, these venues prioritize evidence-based practice, making them ideal platforms for showcasing a digitally-driven intervention that relies on solid empirical evidence to enhance cognitive outcomes in children diagnosed with ADHD.
Heckert, A., Forsythe, L. P., Carman, K. L., Frank, L., Hemphill, R., Elstad, E. A., Esmail, L., & Lesch, J. K. (2020). Researchers, patients, and other stakeholders’ perspectives on challenges to and strategies for engagement. Research Involvement and Engagement, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-020-00227-0
Hu, T. Y., Surampudy, A., Divatia, H., & Friedland, A. R. (2023). A quality improvement initiative to reduce pediatrician burnout led by the American Academy of Pediatrics section on internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds). Cureus. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.41205
Tikhonova, E., & Raitskaya, L. (2020). Mapping the current research agenda on scholarly publishing: Scopus-indexed reviews. Journal of Language and Education, 6(4), 4–10. https://doi.org/10.17323/jle.2020.11743
Disseminating the DNP Project
The purpose of this assignment is to examine opportunities to disseminate your DNP project outside the practicum site.
Reflect on your readings this week and respond to the following:
Identify at least one venue or source that would be an appropriate choice for the dissemination of your DNP project outside the practicum site. This could be a scholarly journal, a professional conference, an online nursing forum, etc.
Evaluate how the selected venue or source would align with your proposed DNP practice change project.
Please click on the following link to review the DNP Discussion Guidelines on the Student Resource Center program page:
Link (webpage): DNP Discussion GuidelinesLinks to an external site.
This discussion enables the student to meet the following program outcomes:
Integrates scientific underpinnings into everyday clinical practice. (POs 3, 5)
Uses analytic methods to translate critically appraised research and other evidence into clinical scholarship for innovative practice improvements. (POs 3, 5)
Analyzes health care policies to advocate for equitable health care and social justice to all populations and those at risk due to social determinants of health. (POs 2, 9)
This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
Apply clinical scholarship methodologies for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating quality improvements and the translation of evidence-based practice, to improve healthcare outcomes at the micro, meso, or macrosystem level. (PCs 1, 3, 5; POs 3, 5, 9)