Discussion Post-Theoretical Frameworks
Post 1- framework
Based on the research article you read, respond to the following prompts: What, if any, was the theoretical framework that was used by article author(s)?
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Scheidenhelm & Reitz (2017) used Lewin’s theory of planned change and Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations to implement bedside shift report (BSR) in their study. Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations is a nursing theory, which explains the three phases that nurse-patient relationships pass through to be successful namely orientation, working, and termination. However, Lewin’s theory of planned change is a borrowed non-nursing theory, which discusses the process of change as a form of evolution that happens in three stages namely unfreezing, moving, and freezing.
How the Framework Informed the Research Study
The purpose of using Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations was to establish a trusting and therapeutic relationship between patients and nurses during interactions such as introducing an oncoming shift nurse, identifying patients’ needs, reviewing progress, and collaborating on the care plan with the patient during BSR (Scheidenhelm & Reitz, 2017). Lewin’s theoretical framework provided a practical and simple model to facilitate the change process starting with creating a perception of a needed change and progressing towards a new and desired behavior until it becomes a norm.Discussion Post-Theoretical Frameworks
How Researchers Wrote About the Theoretical Framework
Scheidenhelm & Reitz (2017) wrote about Lewin’s theory of planned change and Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations throughout the article. They started by introducing how they used the theoretical frameworks to perform an organizational assessment at the beginning, and later during implementation in the med-surge unit.
Alternative Nursing Theory
An alternative borrowed theory that can be used to implement change in the study is the Rogers Innovation Diffusion theory. This theory explains how an individual progresses from knowing a particular innovation to confirming a decision that either rejects or adopts the innovative idea (Wani & Ali, 2015).
Scheidenhelm S., & Reitz O. E., (2017). Hardwiring Bedside Shift Report. J Nurs Adm. 2017; 47(3):147-153.
Wani, T. A., & Ali, S. W. (2015). Innovation diffusion theory. Journal of general management research, 3(2), 101-118.Discussion Post-Theoretical Frameworks