Selecting the best theory to implement planned change
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Selecting the best theory to implement planned change

Gary Mitchell Doctoral student, School of nursing and midwifery, Queen’s University, Belfast

Improving the workplace requires staff to be involved and innovations to be maintained. Gary Mitchell discusses the theories that can help achieve this

Planned change in nursing practice is necessary for a wide range of reasons, but it can be challenging to implement. Understanding and using a change theory framework can help managers or other change agents to increase the likelihood of success. This article considers three change theories and discusses how one in particular can be used in practice.

Nursing Management. 20, 1, 32-37. doi: 10.7748/nm2013.04.20.1.32.e1013

Correspondence

Gmitchell08@qub.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 22 October 2012

Accepted: 04 February 2013

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