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Lewin’s Change Theory theorizes a 3 stage model of change which replaces prior learning (NursingTheories, 2011 ). This change theory, the unfreezing-change-refreeze model, states that behavior is a ‘dynamic balance of forces working in opposite directions’. The forces facilitate change by causing a shift in equilibrium and pushing the person in the direction desired. The stages of Lewin’s Change Theory are unfreezing (finding a method to allow the old counterproductive process to be let go), change (process of change in thoughts, behavior, or feeling that is more productive), and refreezing (establishing the new change into habit) (NursingTheories, 2011). Another change theory is Lippitt’s Seven-Step Change Theory which builds on Lewin’s change agent. The seven steps include diagnosing the problem, evaluating motivation for change, assessing the resources and dedication for change, selecting progressive change objectives, explaining the new role for the

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