A Reflective Practice on Healthcare Research in Qatar


In a bid to understand the importance of quality life in relation to the health status of the elderly, a qualitative healthcare research design will be practically essentially. The purpose of this article entails establishing useful facts and recommendations which relate quality of life and the general status of healthcare among the aged. The main question to be answered include; how do different aspects and elements of quality life impact on the healthcare status of the elderly in Qatar? This research design will consist of a sample population of the elderly from all towns and cities across Qatar. Data will be gathered using qualitative data collection instruments such as random observation and impromptu interviews with the sample population.


This research will be characterized by different qualitative design attributes that are intended to provide accurate and relevant recommendations to the nursing practice in Qatar. Viability, consistency, and relevance form the main characteristics of this qualitative research which will be achieved using strategized observation techniques and modern interview practices. From a personal point of view, it would be genuine to state this research design will contribute to the quality of conclusions and recommendations as defined in the research question. Qualitative research will be crucial in determining (most importantly) healthcare variations that might distort the findings and consequently, the conclusion made. In essence, the adopted design will, moreover, present further research areas that would improve the relationship between the quality of life and the general healthcare statues among the elderly.

Thematic Statement

Qualitative research is an essential technique for executing relationships between healthcare variables and the involved sample population. This is to acknowledge the fact that the nursing practice should not depend, entirely, on quantitative research designs as numbers might provide inaccurate interpretation of a finding. The clinical practice should be on the frontline in ensuring that any nursing research conclusion and recommendation are viable, consistent and relevant to the health situation being discussed. Regarding the case context in the discussion, the research findings will apply to Qatar in numerous ways. For instance, the sample population will be sourced from different towns and cities within Qatar. Moreover, the geographic locations identified for observation purposes represent the wider Qatar community which might be affected by the research findings, conclusions, and recommendations.


Regarding the best practice guideline recommendation, it is accurate to state that the recommendations found in the research article are adequately supported. The best practice guideline provides that all healthcare research efforts should include proposals that would enhance the nursing practice in general. Adopting a purely selective qualitative research design of studying healthcare patterns among people is supported by the guideline in different ways. For instance, providing an area of further research in the recommendations section complies with the guidelines factor of enhancing the nursing discipline across Qatar.


From a personal angle, the research findings and the best practice guidelines will be influential in changing the clinical practice in Qatar. Traditional research practices across most disciplines highly rely on the power of numbers in generating findings that are transformed into a conclusion and recommendations. However, the deceitful nature of numbers during the interpretation process of digits has rendered most research findings and conclusions irrelevant. Using a qualitative research design in the nursing discipline is expected to counter this norm where progress and development in medical treatment will be achieved as the primary benefit.