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Reference: Mitchell, G. (2012). Selecting the best theory to implement planned change. Retrieved from %20the%20Best%20Theory%20to%20Implement%20Planned%20Change.pdf Feb 09, 2018 07:24 PM 0 Like Tracy Boyle 4 posts Re:Topic 4 DQ 2
Two change theories are Lewin’s Change Theory and Lippitt’s Change Theory. Kurt Lewin has been labeled as the pioneer of change theories as his theory uses three stages in order to implement change (Mitchell, 2013). His three stages include unfreezing, moving, and refreezing. The unfreezing stage identifies that a change is needed (Mitchell, 2013). The moving stage is where the actual change is initiated (Mitchell, 2013). The refreezing stage is where equilibrium is established and the change has been implemented (Mitchell, 2013). Robert Lippitt enhanced on Lewin’s three stages by identifying seven stages, or phases, to implement change. Lippitt’s change theory is very similar to the nursing process (Mitchell, 2013). Phase 1: Problem is diagnosed Phase 2: Motivation and capacity for change is assessed Phase 3: Motivation of the change agent/individual to implement change is assessed Phase 4: Progressive change object is selected Phase 5: An appropriate role of the change agent/individual to implement change is chosen Phase 6: Change is maintained Phase 7: The helping relationship has been terminated (Mitchell, 2013). When compared to Lewin’s stages, phases one through 3 would be Lewin’s unfreezing stage, phases four through six is the moving stage, and phase seven is the refreezing stage (Mitchell, 2013). For my change project, I think that Lewin’s change theory would work the best. Lippitt’s is too detailed for my change project and I do not feel that all the phases would be appropriate. Change is necessary in order to improve care delivery and patient outcomes. However, attempts to implement change often fail because those trying to implement the change do not take a structured approach (Mitchell, 2013). As a nurse manger, my mentor often uses Lippitt’s change theory to implement change on his unit. It has not always been successful for him however, he prefers it because it more detailed and closely related to the nursing process. References: Mitchell, G. (2013). Selecting the best theory to implement planned change. Nursing Management – UK , 20 (1), 32-37.
Tracy A. Boyle Feb 09, 2018 07:19 PM 0 Like Substantive Post Leah ABEREOJE 4 posts Re:Re:Re:Topic 4 DQ 2 Thank you Linda, your response to my post is appreciated. It is unfortunate that most of our older nurses are quite receptive of change or are under-motivated. Planned change in nursing practice is necessary for a wide range of reasons, but it can be challenging to implement. Understanding and using a change theory framework can help managers or other change agents to increase the likelihood of success. Collaborative efforts and participation by nurses will bring about the change that we’ve been aiming for. Implementing change can be challenging but the byproduct of a positive change is usually worthwhile.

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