Conduct research as necessary to see if you can locate one or more instances of positive deviance.

To prepare
Review the information in this week’s Learning Resources, including the first chapter in Pascale, Sternin, and Sternin book and the Bradley, Curry, Ramanadhan, Rowe, Nembhard, and Krumholz article. (Which are uploaded)
Reflect on health care quality problems or issues that warrant systems-level change. Consider the significance of each problem/issue

o How would you apply the principles of positive deviance to address this problem/issue? What specific steps would you take to move from identification of the problem/issue through evaluation of outliers to implementation of a larger scale change to improve quality?
o What examples of positive deviance, if any, are you aware of related to this problem/issue? Conduct research as necessary to see if you can locate one or more instances of positive deviance.

The Assignment
Write a description of the health care quality problem or issue you selected (decreased nurse/patient ratio and its impact on nursing care) and explain how it could be addressed using the principles of positive deviance

Pascale, R. T., Sternin, J., & Sternin, M. (2010). The power of positive deviance: How unlikely innovators solve the world’s toughest problems. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press.
Chapter 1, “Introduction: Against All Odds” (pp. 1–18)

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