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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.

Altering the Diffusion Model Square Peg
Altering the diffusion model square peg

The diffusion process holds special interest for nurses. In a regulated health care industry, organizations have little or nothing to say about many changes. The government, insurance companies, and consumers exert enormous pressure toward cost containment. Health care organizations often designate nurses as planners (change agents). Perhaps these assignments fall to nurses because nurses ...

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