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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.

Theoretical Underpinnings for Nursing's Planned Change Research
Theoretical underpinnings for nursing's planned change research

Rather than give an in-depth critique of the specific methodologies used in nursing's planned change research, this chapter introduces ideas about kinds and quality of planned change theory usage in nursing research. The chapter starts with a discussion of general considerations important in the employment of planned change theories and continues with ideas about guidelines for planned change theory use in research situations. Brief reviews of nursing planned change studies follow. The chapter ends by citing planned ...

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