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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.

The “High Ground” in Social Change
The “high ground” in social change

Social change hurts as well as helps. It disrupts usual ways of doing things, infringes on comfort zones, and threatens self-concepts. Should nurses, therefore, renounce the planner role? This book declares that nurses properly claim their traditional activist role; instead of abandoning it, nurses should take the “high ground” as they fulfill their social mandate.

The study of planned change should create a strengthened concern for responsibility and commitment to duty because planners seldom can promote

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