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.
Chapter 11: Analysis and Critique of Lewin's Microtheories
Analysis and Critique of Lewin's Microtheories
Although nurse authors frequently use Lewin's planned change theories, very few analyze or critique them (Tiffany, Cheatham, Doornbos, Loudermelt, & Momadi, 1994). Analysis and critique activities prove helpful to nurses; these activities enable nurse users to compare theories and make intelligent choices among them. This chapter analyzes and critiques Lewin's planned change theories.
Analysis of Lewin's Change Theories
The following analysis of Lewin's theories contains a description of Lewin's methodological stance and a general description of his theories. It continues with discussions of theory purpose, breadth, and concepts. It also describes basic and peripheral theory structures. It analyzes ...