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Topic 4 DQ 2 Compare and contrast two change theories, and determine which theory makes the most sense for implementing your specific EBP project. Why? Has your mentor used either theory, and to what result?
Feb 11, 2018 08:17 PM 0 Like Substantive Post Ashley Strawbridge 3 posts Re:Re:Re:Topic 4 DQ 2 Hi Michelle, I agree with your mentor that one change theory cannot fit every situation and nurses, especially leaders, should be familiar with many change theories. Customizing theories also makes a great deal of sense since situations vary. I find that the ways I communicate change with nurses is very different from the way that I communicate needed change to physicians. We must know our audience and choose the best way to bring about change. I have leared a lot while research this question that I hope to be able to put into practice to make change go more smoothly in my work. Feb 11, 2018 08:07 PM 0 Like Substantive Post
Ashley Strawbridge 3 posts Re:Re:Topic 4 DQ 2 Brigitte, I found your post very interesting. Lewin’s theory for change states that behavior is a “dynamic balance of forces working in opposing directions.” Concepts related to these “forces” are driving forces, restraining forces and equilibrium. Driving forces push in a direction that causes change and facilitate change because they push a person in the desired direction. Restraining forces counter driving forces and hinder change. Equilibrium is a state of being where the driving and restraining forces are equal and no change occurs (Nursing Theories, 2011). Reference: Nursing Theories. (2011). Change Theory. Retrieved from Feb 11, 2018 12:27 PM 0 Like Substantive Post Tracy Boyle 4 posts Re:Re:Topic 4 DQ 2 Lewin’s theory is simple and easy to understand however, I do not feel it takes into account those who may be resistant to change. As you stated, both sides need to be ready however, Lewin’s theory does not provide any steps to help those who are resistant see the benefits of the change. I feel that Lippitt’s theory may be more useful in these situations as it clearly address the motivation and capacity for change as one of the phases. Since Lippitt’s theory closely resembles the nursing process, it may be easier to understand or see the benefits of the change as the nursing process is familiar to all nurses.

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