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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.

A Problem: Says Who? (Diagnostics)
A problem: Says who? (diagnostics)

A diagnosis is a name for a problem. This name has meanings that refer to related factors and to defining characteristics (Gordon, 1987). Social systems, as truly as physiological and psychological systems, have related factors and exhibit defining characteristics. In a social change situation, diagnostic statements include defining characteristics that indicate ...

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