Creating Positive Attitudes Towards Change

  • Edda Weimann
  • Peter Weimann



  • Why are improvements associated with change?

  • Which methods are used by change management?

  • Which fellow campaigners do you need to cope with changes?

  • How can you use tools such as CIRS and complaints management to make changes happen?

This chapter highlights how you should engage in changing processes with health care providers. It outlines how you will be successful and how you can overcome resistance to support your staff in the change management process. You will become familiar with the seven phases of the change management curve. The chapter closes with a description of the critical incident reporting system (CIRS) and the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing.


Business Process Change Process Change Management Programme Planning Soft Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edda Weimann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Weimann
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Commerce Faculty Department of Information SystemsUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Groote Schuur Hospital Academic HospitalUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Beuth UniversityBerlinGermany

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