Change Theory: Reddin's Theory Of Change In Nursing
It has been said that the only permanent thing in society is change. As nurses in this period of change we need to make sure we keep up with the most up to date technology, keeping our skills and knowledge current with these changing times. Change is taking more and making it different and hopefully better. Change permits the prospect of a realizing your goals. Change can happen at any time, it can be sudden or it can happen over a long period of time. A true change does not affect one person it affects anyone who comes in contact with the change (Grossman, 2009). A planned change, which is a purposeful and collaborative effort to bring about improvements with the assistance of a change agent (Mitchell, 2013).
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This theory is an eight step theory based on Lewin’s theory of change. It makes provisions to evaluate this theory as it happens. The eight steps of this theory are: recognizing the symptoms, diagnose the problem, analyze alternative solutions, select the change, plan the change, implement the change, (Oguejiofo, nd).
Reddin’s Change Theory. This theory is based on Lewin’s theory of change and is a seven step change. The theory has demanding and perplexing elements to it. This theories seven steps are as follows: diagnosis of the problem, mutual setting of goals, group emphasis, maximum information, and discussion of implementation, use of ceremony and ritual and resistance interpretation.
Lippitt’s Change Theory. This change theory is based on an external change agent being brought it to put a plan in place. The theory is has seven stages, which include the following: diagnose the problem, assess motivation and capacity for change, asses change agents motivation and resources, select progressive change objectives, choose the appropriate role of the change agent and termination of the helping relationship (unknown, Relevance of Change Theory to Nursing, nd). The theory includes a timetable and deadlines. At the end of this process during the termination of helping relationships, the change agent is let go and then the change is made