What are “journal articles” and “Peer Review”?

Implementing evidence into practice requires nurses to identify, critically appraise and synthesize research.  this may require a comprehensive literature review.  Please respond to the following questions:

  1. In your own words, discuss what “evidence” means to you.
  2. What are “journal articles” and “Peer Review”?
  3. In your own words, describe in detail what a literature review is and how it is useful when making clinical decisions?
  4. Discuss in detail the major purposes of doing a literature review.
  5. Discuss the various criteria that a good literature review will have.
  6. What does the acronym IMRaD stand for?