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Introducing new forms: overcoming resistance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2312666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Implementing newly created or revised forms is often difficult and time consuming, and resistance is possible at any stage in the process. However, resistance forces clarity of purpose and dedication. A deliberately planned and carefully managed change process can achieve the goals of the task force and Nursing Administration. The QA nurse analyst is in a strategic position to facilitate this process and achieve a successful outcome within a specific period of time. By involving the head nurses in the initial developmental stage and receiving input from the staff nurses throughout, resistance at the implementation stage will be minimized. Experience with form development illustrates the principle that people affirm change when they have been actively involved in the development process.
C Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing quality assurance     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0889-4647     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Qual Assur     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-19     Completed Date:  1990-04-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703781     Medline TA:  J Nurs Qual Assur     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-5     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Diffusion of Innovation*
Forms and Records Control*
Nursing Records*
Nursing Staff / psychology*
Office Management*
Professional Staff Committees
Quality Assurance, Health Care*

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