Describe a time when you encountered a problem in your unit or place of work and were involved in making a change. Select an example that is different from the one you described in Discussion Forum 1. Then answer the following questions.
Did you use a problem-solving or decision-making model to solve the problem? If so, describe the one(s) you used. Explain why you think the selected model was or was not appropriate for solving the problem. If you did not use a decision-making model, which model might have been most helpful? Why?
Which theoretical model(s) for change was used? Explain whether or not it was effective and why. If none were used, explain which one(s) could have been used to effectively assist in the change process.
Did you enlist the help of other individuals to solve the problem, such as a nurse leader/nurse manager or any other manager or leader? Explain.
What role did time management play in addressing the problem, both personally and at the unit level? Self-knowledge and self-awareness are useful in developing good time management skills. Reflecting back on the situation, how did your time management positively or negatively affect your ability to address the problem? Is there anything you would have done differently? Is there anything that could have been done differently at the unit level?
If using an example from a healthcare setting, how did the change affect client outcomes? How did it affect quality of care and cost effectiveness? Is there anything that might have been done differently? If your example is not from a healthcare setting, discuss any positive and/or negative effects that were a result of the change.