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Reply by author Edward R. McAllen to Jana Messer on “Moving Shift Report to the Bedside: An Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project”

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February 12, 2019

Response by author Edward R. McAllen to Jana Messer on “Moving Shift Report to the Bedside: An Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project” (April 9, 2018)

Ms. Messer,

Thank you for your response to our article and the addition in your response to some new articles that reinforce the benefits of Beside Report (BSR). As you discussed in your response, BSR has many benefits and positive outcomes and hopefully will someday be embraced by staff nurses in their daily professional practice. Change is difficult and harder yet to sustain. As was stated in your reference by in the Everett Rogers book:

“There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things. . . . Whenever his enemies have occasion to attack the innovator they do so with the passion of partisans, while the others defend him sluggishly so that the innovator and his party alike are vulnerable” Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1513) (Rodgers, 1983, p. 2).

Dr. McAllen

Reference

Rodgers, E.M. (1983). Diffusion of Innovations. (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Free Press. Retrieved from: https://teddykw2.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/everett-m-rogers-diffusion-of-innovations.pdf

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