Developing a Change Project – Part III
American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences
20th September 2022
Developing a Change Project – Part III
The most appropriate change management theory for my project is The Theory of Unitary Kuman Beings by Martha E. Rodgers. This theory views nursing as both an art and a science. According to Martha, nursing’s uniqueness just similar to other sciences is in the spectacle fundamental to its focus. The main purpose of every nurse is to promote the health and well-being of all people no matter where they are. The theory provides a unitary way that views the human being to be integral to the surrounding universe. The human being and his or her surrounding environment are one. Nursing thus focuses on the people and those manifestations emerging from the joint human-environmental field practices. The change in organization and pattern of environmental and human fields is spread by waves. This nursing theory has eight concepts of the energy field, pattern, openness, hemodynamic principles, pan-dimensionality, integrality, helicy, and resonance (Gunther, 2021).
The hemodynamic principle postulates how unitary human beings are viewed. The three principles are integrality, helicy, and resonancy (Malinski et al., 2018). The principle of integrality states that since human beings and the environment are inseparable, serial changes in life processes are constant revisions that occur from the interaction between humans and the environment. Between the latter, there is a continuous mutual change and mutual interaction where instantaneous molding takes place at the same time (Malinski et al., 2018). The principle of resonancy speaks of the landscape of change that occurs between humans and the environment. It identifies the environment and the human fields as wave patterns that manifest continuous changes from longer waves of a lower frequency to shorter waves with higher frequencies (Malinski et al., 2018). The principle of helicy characterizes the human and environmental field as dynamic and open where change is continuous as a result of the interchange between human beings and their environment (Malinski et al., 2018). The change is innovative because the constant interchange of an open system is never the same at any two consecutive moments as it is continuously different or new.
The principles of this theory are directly connected to my change project of the introduction of telemedicine in our clinic. This method will be able to provide a new way of monitoring our Type 2 diabetic patients even in their remote places. As stated by the principles of Martha’s theory, our clinic is about to make changes from our old methods of monitoring and providing care to our remote patients to the new technology of telemedicine which is a new technology that surrounds our environment of medicines as stated in the principle of integrality. Our clinic, therefore, is about to undergo continuous molding from the old technique to the new technique as stated by the principle of resonancy. This change will also be an innovative one because if this change is implemented the new system of providing care to our Type 2 diabetic patients will not be the same as the current system as it will be different as stated by the principle of helicy.
The theory of Unitary Human Beings is therefore the most appropriate to describe my project. This is because it confers both the application and the scientific progress of ways that will help our patients (Marquis & Huston, 2021). Our change into telemedicine has demonstrated to help medical practitioners manage different conditions. Therefore, our nurses should make use of their art of nursing to come up with a creative approach that will help diabetic patients improve their health.
Gunther, M. E. (2021). Martha E. Rogers: unitary human beings. Nursing Theorists and Their Work E-Book, 183.
Malinski, V. M. (2018). The Importance of a Nursing Theoretical Framework for Nursing Practice: Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings and Barrett’s Theory of Knowing Participation in Change as Exemplars. Cultura del Cuidado Enfermeria, 15(2), 6-13.
Read Chapters 12 & 13 In Marquis, B.L. & Huston, C.J. (2021). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.