Leaders seek out change opportunities regularly. Innovation, critical thinking, and decision making are key to making an impact on an organization. This assignment is designed to help you look at aspects of your own clinical practice and become a change agent in your organization. Use your current or past experience to identify a change project to implement.Step 1: Select a topic for a change project.Review the following resources for potential change topic or process ideas:Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Transforming Care at the BedsideInstitute for Healthcare Improvement: Hospital Inpatient Waste Identification ToolFor process change resources: TeamSTEPPSĀ® Pocket GuideStep 2: Identify the context for your change.Describe the setting where the change will take place. For example, clinical, insurance, home health, or public and community.Explain who is affected: patients, nurses, leadership, and other stakeholders in the organization.Step 3: Review the literature to find possible solutions and evidence to address your topic.Research sources that guide evidence-based practice to improve outcomes related to your selected topic.Find a minimum of three peer-reviewed articles directly related to addressing your change topic.Must be at least 1200 words, not including cover page or references.Include an APA-formatted reference page.Step 4: Create a draft implementation plan.Summarize each article to explain how the evidence you gathered will help address your change topic.Explain how you could use the information in the research to carry out the change in your identified setting.
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Week 4: Leadership Change Project Framework
Content: 14 points possible
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Clearly identifies change project topic
Clearly identifies the setting the project will benefit
Addresses affected population
Found and included three appropriate peer-review
articles
Summarized the articles to explain how the evidence
pertains to the topic
Explained how the articles can help address the selected
change topic
Format: 4 points possible
Assignment is free of grammar, syntax, and style errors
Assignment follows a structure that clear and concise
Assignment uses a tone that is appropriate for the
audience
Includes in-text citations and an APA-formatted reference
page

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