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Behaviour Change - A Summary of Four Major Theories
From the Family Health Institute, this article gives an introduction to four chsnge theories: the Health Belief Model, the AIDS Risk Reduction Model, the Stages of Change, and the Theory of Reasoned Action in the context of HIV/AIDS prevention.

Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Handbooks
Eight very handy and informative e-booklets from the Family Health Institute on a variety of behaviour change topics including Policy and Advocacy; Partnership with the Media; Using Mass Communication, Creating Effective Peer Education Projects and more.

Business Rengineering and Change Management Online Learning Center
The learning center offers an index of articles from around the world, an online tutorial series, benchmarking studies, yellow pages for BPR and change management resources and information on reengineering toolkits and templates for project teams.

Center for Community Change
Helping low-income people build powerful, effective organizations through which they can change their communities and public policies for the better.

Communication Initiative - Change Theories
Summaries of theories and assumptions about the nature of change and how best change can be encouraged and facilitated to inform strategy development and evaluation initiatives.

Developing Change Management Skills: A Resource for Health Professionals and Managers
An excellent resource, a 280 page e-book created by the NHS to help nurses and other health professionals manage change within the healthcare system and society.

Grandfolkie's Guide to Managed Change
A colourful, usable site that features the Grandfolkie Model of Change, primarily intended for Personal Change, but customizable for group or societal change as well. Includes the steps, Visualizing, Planning, Transitions, and Evaluation.

Kurt Lewin's Change Theory in the Field and in the Classroom:
Notes Toward a Model of Managed Learning

The power of Lewin's theorizing lay not in a formal propositional kind of theory but in his ability to build "models" of processes that drew attention to the right kinds of variables that needed to be conceptualized and observed. In my opinion, the most powerful of these was his model of the change process in human systems. I found this model to be fundamentally necessary in trying to explain various phenomena I had observed, and I found that it lent itself very well to refinement and elaboration.

Leadership and Change Management: Navigating the Turbulent Frontier.
Written by June Kaminski (2000), this paper discusses the importance of enlightened leadership in the process of organizational change and the Bainbridge Model of Organizational Change.

Leading in a Time of Change: The Challenge for the Nursing Profession
Written by Judith Shamien (1993), addresses the need for all nurses to develop leadership and change agent skills and knowledge to provide quality care to Canadian society.

Managing Yourself through Change
Written by Dale Emery (1998), this paper introduces the (Virginia) Satir Chaos Model of Change.

Nurses Change Lives
This bright, fun site for children and youth, created by the Virginia Partnership for Nursing, was created to recruit and inform young people about the nursing profession, using a Super Hero approach.

Organizing for urban sustainability: A summary model of social change
Written by Don Alexander this informative article provides an overview of a model of social change introduced at a workshop held this past July at the Community Development Institute entitled "The Ecological Footprint, Land Use, Community Issues and Community Action: Exploring the Barriers to Sustainability."

Paradoxical Theory of Change
Although brief, the "Paradoxical Theory of Change" is, outside of the works of Frederick Perls, the most frequently referenced article in the body of Gestalt therapy literature. Written in 1970, it originally appeared in Fagan and Shepherd's Gestalt Therapy Now, a Harper Colophon Book.

Practicing Active Change
Written by K. Quade & R. Brown, from the The Conscious Consultant: Mastering Change from the Inside Out. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. Chapter One.

Prosci's Change Management Maturity Model.
Written by the Prosci Change Management Learning Center (2004), this article provides an excellent overview of change project latitude depending on size of the group or organization and the resources and change agent personnel available.

Test Your Abilities in Managing Change
Suppose your were designated the “change leader” in your organization. What would you do to make this process successful? How effective are your management knowledge and skills in implementing major organizational transitions? Take this short quiz and test your abilities in managing change.

Theory at a Glance - A Guide for Health Promotion Practice
Change theory guides the development of health promotion interventions. These theories spell out concepts that can be translated into program messages and strategies. They are the jumping-off point for using theory as a basis for evaluation, and they push you to make explicit your assumptions about how a program should work (i.e., how your "theory of action" will affect your "theory of the problem").

Total Quality Management and Organizational Change and Development.
The purpose of this chapter is to outline key aspects of implementation of large­scale organizational change which may enable a practitioner to more thoughtfully and successfully implement TQM. From Total Quality Management in the Social Services: Theory and Practice. Burton Gummer and Philip McCallion, Eds., Albany, NY: Rockefeller College Press, (1995).

Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health:
Conceptual framework and Community Experience

In recent years, performance monitoring has gained increasing attention as a tool for evaluating the delivery of personal health care services and for examining population-based activities addressing the health of the public. This attention to performance monitoring is related to several factors, including concerns about ensuring the efficient and effective use of health care dollars in providing high-quality care and achieving the best possible health outcomes.

Nursing Informatics Integration for the BSN in Nursing Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Design & Content by © June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) - 1999 - 2008
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