Changes Theory And Change Theory

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Change Theory
The change theory I choose to help implement my change project is Everett Rogers; five step change theory. This specific change theory created by Rogers was designed by expanding Lewin’s work. Rogers described five different phases of planning change: awareness, interest, evaluation, trial, and adoption (Mitchell, 2013). The first step is awareness, which is the step to recognize what the problem is and how it can be fixed (Mitchell, 2013). The second step is interest, to see who is concerned with the problem and agree with the idea and the effect it will have (Mitchell, 2013). The third step is evaluation, where we evaluate the effect it will have on the patient as well as the nurses who have to utilize it (Mitchell, 2013). The next step is a trial, to actually test it out in practice and assess how it works with the patients, how the nurses are able to adjust, and how it affects the patient’s outcomes (Mitchell, 2013). The final step is adoption, which is when it is truly applied in practice and the nurses have to adapt to the change in their treatment plan (Mitchell, 2013). When trying to change practice is vital for there to be a smooth transition with everyone on board with the change, so it will actually have a fair chance of working. During the trial stage, the nurses need to be open minded and want to change so the new idea in practice can be tested properly to actually see, if it will have the effect we hoped for. Each of these steps will allow the…

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