How does having a pet therapy program compared with not having a pet therapy program affect the documented pain.

Evidence Based Practice in the News The purpose of this assignment is for you to assess meaningful data for effective evaluation of child life services, and to demonstrate the process for engaging in evidence-based practice. (CLC3a; CLC2a)

1. Chose an area of interest related to Child Life

o Pain Management

o Ethics

o Professional Development

o Cultural Awareness o Children with Special Needs

o Child Abuse and Neglect

o Mental Illness

o Chronic Illness

o Emergency Management o Hospital/Homebound

2. Determine a potential Child Life clinical practice problem.

3. Using the PICOT format, create a research question that is population specific, identifies a specific practice or intervention, compares this specific practice or intervention with another, states what the practice or intervention will affect, and designates a time period in which the affect will take place. “In hospitals (patient population), how does having a pet therapy program (intervention) compared with not having a pet therapy program(comparison)   levels (outcome) during a three-month period (time).”

4. Search for the best evidence available and determine the strength of the evidence using the CRAP test.

5. Complete a critical analysis of the evidence and develop recommendations for practice changes.

6. Disseminate (share) your research question, literature findings, and recommendations for practice changes in a News Report through a medium of your choice. See below for just a few multimedia options.