The Theory Of The Change Theory

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Change Theory
In nursing, Lewin 's change theory is frequently used. His theory contains three stages: the unfreezing stage, moving stage, and refreezing stage (Mitchell, 2013, p. 32). Lippitt 's theory is based on Lewin 's theory and includes seven linked phases the nursing process and uses similar wording (Mitchell, 2013, p. 33). This project will utilize Lippitt’s theory phases that include:
• phase 1: diagnose the problem,
• phase 2: assess motivation/capacity for change,
• phase 3: assess change agent’s motivation and resources,
• phase 4: select progressive change objective,
• phase 5: choose the appropriate role of the change agent,
• phase 6: maintain change, and
• phase 7: terminate the helping relationship (Mitchell, 2013, p. 33).
The assessment element includes the first three phases of Lippitt’s theory. Phase 4 and 5 encompass the planning element, and phases 6 and 7 comprise the implementation and evaluation elements, respectively (Mitchell, 2013, p. 33).
Lippitt’s theory guides the project. First, the MSN student diagnosed the problem by talking with prior students of ITCCC. Phase 2 aligns with the willingness of preceptor and Dean of Nursing to approve “Enhancing Nursing Education Through Simulation.” Additionally, ITCCC has the resources and motivation to implement the MH restraint HFS, which is the progressive change objective. The Head of MH Nursing, preceptor, will be the lead change agent for supporting and promoting the new simulation. Already…

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