Using Theory to Plan Change
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Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: Oct 20, 2020
Expiration date: Oct 20, 2026
Reviewed: Oct 19, 2023
Change is a constant in healthcare today. Treatments improve, new drugs are discovered, new techniques are developed, and new challenges arise. Change can be frightening and we may try to hold on to the status quo to avoid fear of the unknown. Change theories can help those of us who must implement change into a health system combat the resistance that often accompanies change. This module explains the two major change theories that can be used to implement change in a health system.
Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.
You Will Learn
- Describe the use of theory in planning for change
- Review Lewin’s change theory
- Define Kotter’s 8-Step Change Process
- Use Kotter’s theory to identify steps in a specified change