The identified problem can be categorized under qualitative design. The level of evidence that can be used to explain this problem is Level VI. First, it’s important to note that qualitative design research is specifically expressed in terms of words. It’s basically used for understanding concepts, thoughts or even experiences. This research helps in gathering an in-depth insights on the topics that are well understood. In the identified problem, the patients as well as families will be basically be the center of the research. The type of information that will be collected will actually depend on the decision that will be made by the patients as well as the family members. The healthcare quality will specifically depend on individual preferences depending on the standards of living and financial stability of a patient. Hence this is an indication that the information which will be collected will specifically qualitative. The methods to be applied in data collection for instance will be interviewing the patients with open ended questions, observing which will entail describing the situation in words, besides the exploration of the concepts and theories surrounding patients’ quality care (Peterson, 2019).
This is specifically the fundamentals of qualitative research design. The surveys are also other common method that will be applicable in data collection. This is because it contains a list of closed or multiple choice questions which are distributed to a sample of patients either directly or even via online. The Level IV evidence is chosen for it is actually an evidence from a single descriptive or qualitative study. This being a qualitative design, it qualifies this Level IV evidence to be one of the best evidence levels to address this identified problem (Bengtsson, 2016).
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