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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155726
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluating the new change theory
Abstract:
Evaluating the new change theory
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:May 19 - 22, 1992
Author:Schwartz, Karon, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE
P.I. Institution Name:Glen Oaks Community College
Title:Nursing Instructor
The purpose of this paper is to report an evaluation of Bhola's

configurational theory of planned social change (CLER). CLER

resides in the midst of an epistemic triangle comprised of systems

theory, dialectical thinking, and constructivism. The systems

influence makes CLER a theory about relationships among parts and

wholes of social systems. Its dialectical properties require

change agent interaction with the targets of change in almost

continuous dialogue; the theory emphasizes mutuality in achieving

both change and stability. With regard to constructing a new

social reality, participation and collaboration remain the most

important aspects of this theory.



The evaluation process compared the theory with descriptive

statements in the Tiffany/Lutjens Planned Change Theory Evaluation

Scale. This scale has a total of 31 items arranged under seven

headings (significance, agreement with nursing's perspective,

clarity and consistency, economy, generality, practicality, and

testability). Each item carries a score of zero to four points,

making a total possible score ranging from zero to 124. The CLER

theory resonates well with nursing's needs; it received perfect

points on all but three of the items, earning a total score of 117.

The items in question address nursing concerns which CLER confronts

by implication.



In addition to pinpointing CLER's obvious usefulness in planning

change, this evaluation of the CLER theory suggests its application

to nursing's clinical and research settings. CLER's dialectical

base and emphasis on mutuality recommend it in conjunction with the

nursing process; its emphasis on resources and centers of influence

suggest that it could help nurses assist clients with treatment

compliance problems. The combination of CLER and the CURN research

utilization theory would create a powerful tool for enhancing

nursing research utilization. CLER's conceptualizations regarding

social power would strengthen nursing empowerment programs.

Finally, the theory suggests productive research concepts and

methodologies.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
19-May-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluating the new change theoryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155726-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluating the new change theory</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">May 19 - 22, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schwartz, Karon, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Glen Oaks Community College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Instructor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this paper is to report an evaluation of Bhola's<br/><br/>configurational theory of planned social change (CLER). CLER<br/><br/>resides in the midst of an epistemic triangle comprised of systems<br/><br/>theory, dialectical thinking, and constructivism. The systems<br/><br/>influence makes CLER a theory about relationships among parts and<br/><br/>wholes of social systems. Its dialectical properties require<br/><br/>change agent interaction with the targets of change in almost<br/><br/>continuous dialogue; the theory emphasizes mutuality in achieving<br/><br/>both change and stability. With regard to constructing a new<br/><br/>social reality, participation and collaboration remain the most<br/><br/>important aspects of this theory.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The evaluation process compared the theory with descriptive<br/><br/>statements in the Tiffany/Lutjens Planned Change Theory Evaluation<br/><br/>Scale. This scale has a total of 31 items arranged under seven<br/><br/>headings (significance, agreement with nursing's perspective,<br/><br/>clarity and consistency, economy, generality, practicality, and<br/><br/>testability). Each item carries a score of zero to four points,<br/><br/>making a total possible score ranging from zero to 124. The CLER<br/><br/>theory resonates well with nursing's needs; it received perfect<br/><br/>points on all but three of the items, earning a total score of 117.<br/><br/>The items in question address nursing concerns which CLER confronts<br/><br/>by implication.<br/><br/><br/><br/>In addition to pinpointing CLER's obvious usefulness in planning<br/><br/>change, this evaluation of the CLER theory suggests its application<br/><br/>to nursing's clinical and research settings. CLER's dialectical<br/><br/>base and emphasis on mutuality recommend it in conjunction with the<br/><br/>nursing process; its emphasis on resources and centers of influence<br/><br/>suggest that it could help nurses assist clients with treatment<br/><br/>compliance problems. The combination of CLER and the CURN research<br/><br/>utilization theory would create a powerful tool for enhancing<br/><br/>nursing research utilization. CLER's conceptualizations regarding<br/><br/>social power would strengthen nursing empowerment programs.<br/><br/>Finally, the theory suggests productive research concepts and<br/><br/>methodologies.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:06:59Z-
dc.date.issued1992-05-19en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:06:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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