oa Professional Nursing Today - Change management : making use of appreciative inquiry : professional practice

Volume 19, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Nursing managers and unit managers (management) often need to introduce changes within hospitals and units. The usual way of doing so is to hold a meeting in which strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis is performed during brainstorming sessions. However, management may experience resistance and negativity by personnel to the proposed changes. However, a method, known as appreciative inquiry (AI), can be utilised when introducing change.

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