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This ground-breaking book is designed to enable nurses to understand the process of planned change. It presents overviews of three widely accepted change theories as well as a new systems-orientated planned change theory, and shows the implications of the theories for nursing practice.

Lewin's Microtheories
Lewin's microtheories

In the nursing world, “everybody knows” that the words unfreeze, move, and freeze belong to Lewin. But Lewin's theories offer a great deal more than these three famous words indicate. This chapter and the next two chapters of the book explore that “something more” and offer suggestions for its use. This chapter presents Lewin's theoretical work that pertains to planned change. ...

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