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Evidence Based Practice: Annotated Bibliography Evidence Based Practice: Annotated Bibliography Crily, J., Chaboyer, W., amp. Creedy, D. (2004). Violence towards emergency department nurses by patients. Accident and Emergency Nursing , Volume 12, 67-73.The article focused on examining patient violence towards nurses particularly in two identified emergency departments through initially presenting a literature review on the subject, prior to conducting the study in South East Queensland, Australia. The type of study was a descriptive cohort design where 47 nurses from Hospital A and 61 nurses from Hospital B participated. The scope of the research necessitated the development of four instruments: demographic details form, brief violence record, data extraction form and a violence questionnaire. The article would be highly useful for the current research that covers evidence based practice due to the applicability and relevance of the contents in the information gathered, analyzed and from the output generated. Several limitations were noted in the research: the limited number of emergency departments used for the study and the violence noted were primarily recorded from patients and does not include other visitors of the emergency departments. The conclusions emphasized the need for nurses to report violence in their work setting as instrumental in providing policies and preventive measures for these incidents. The article would be highly beneficial for researches in violence met by nurses in the emergency departments’ settings but should include other sources to address the limitations noted.Pich, J., Hazelton, M., Sundin, D., amp. Kable, A. (2010). Patient-related violence against emergency department nurses. Nursing and Health Sciences , Volume 12, 268–274.The article focused on exploring patient-related violence directed at nurses through verbal and physical abuse, particularly in emergency departments of various health care institutions. Secondary authoritative sources from databases, CINAHL, Medline, and Journals@ Ovid were used to determine the extent of reporting on patient-related violence noted during a ten-year period 1998 to 2008. The authors’ scope of research covered 53 different papers where studies were conducted in different countries such as Australia, Sweden, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, UK, and Ireland. The article is useful for the current research covering evidence based practice due to the extensive scope, comprehensiveness, and applicability of findings due to the recent publication of findings by the authors. The only perceived limitation of the study is its focus on identified patient-related violence in abovementioned locations which could further be expanded to other work-related settings. The relevance of the findings indicates the need to address patient-related violence to enhance awareness for policymakers and health care administrators in incorporating preventive measures to safeguard the welfare of nurses in their occupational settings. The article would be highly beneficial for researches in violence met by nurses in the emergency departments’ settings.ReferencesCrily, J., Chaboyer, W., amp. Creedy, D. (2004). Violence towards emergency department nurses by patients. Accident and Emergency Nursing , Volume 12, 67-73.Pich, J., Hazelton, M., Sundin, D., amp. Kable, A. (2010). Patient-related violence against emergency department nurses. Nursing and Health Sciences , 12, 268–274.