References mitchell g 2012 selecting the best theory

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References: Mitchell, G (2012) Selecting the best theory to implement planned change. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University, Belfast.
Marquis B, Huston C (200B) Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application. Sixth edition. lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia PA. Tomey A (2009) Guide to NurSing Management and Leadership. Eighth edition. Mosby Elsevier, St Louis MO. Feb 07, 2018 01:08 PM 0 Like Substantive Post Michelle Johnson 4 posts Re:Re:Topic 4 DQ 2 Hi Joshua, What a great project to focus on CAUTI. It is definitely one that is very important to the health of the patient. My focus in on hospitalization rates of heart failure patients and how to reduce the risk of readmission. When applying the lewin's theory of unfreeze, change and refreeze, I plan to unfreeze the area pt's bad habits and not understanding the disease, changing their knowledge base to manage their disease correctly out of the hospital and implementing it outside the hospital setting using the transitional care model. We do have to remember as nurses, that change is hard for many people and by being patient, supportive and positive, the plan can be successful. Feb 07, 2018 01:02 PM 0 Like Substantive Post Michelle Johnson 4 posts Re:Re:Topic 4 DQ 2 Hi Ansy, I agree with you that many of the change theories have a relative framework. Basically to identify, change and enforce or practice. These areas of change have to happen for the plan to be successful. It was interesting when I was going through seeral of the theories. They all complement each other and "add" to each others system. When talking to my mentor about what change theory, she stated that she uses many change theories and sometimes even combines them. It is based on the situation. She made a very valid point. That all nurses need to understand all the theories and be able to "customize" the change system to make it the most successful.
Feb 07, 2018 08:59 AM 0 Like Substantive Post Donald Raymer 4 posts Re:Re:Topic 4 DQ 2 Hi Brigitte, That is an interesting model; Prochaska and DiClemente’s Change Theory, and one that I know I have used in the past but forgot the name. I work in substance abuse and this is a model that has been discussed before by counselors and case managers. The precontemplation and contemplation phases seem to be where most people get stuck, in substance use disorder (SUD). Action is coming in for treatment and of course the maintenance part is the roughest for people trying to maintain their sobriety. Interestingly, it is the most stubborn individuals who seem to do well as they take on the maintenance part with such fervor that they refuse to fail. That and ongoing counseling help fortify the maintenance and decrease relapse. Great post and reminder of this great change theory, thanks.

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