Stakeholder support is necessary for a successful project implementation. Consider your internal stakeholders, such as the facility, unit, or health care setting where the change proposal is being considered, and your external stakeholders, like an individual or group outside the health care setting. Why is their support necessary to the success of your change proposal, and how you will go about securing that support?
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Stakeholder support from the program design to the evaluation stage is critical to the programâ€™s success. It is essential to involve stakeholders in each stage of the program. They build support for it, offer suggestions to improve the program, and participate in the evaluation and the continuous quality improvement process (Vujadinovic, 2020). Internal stakeholders play a significant role in successful implementation by providing their skills and knowledge and the appropriate leadership to facilitate the proposed change.
Internal stakeholders in the healthcare setting are primarily within the organization and include administrators and healthcare professionals, and other people who play clinical and non-clinical staff (Enock & Markwell, 2016). In my change project, nurses play a vital role in translating evidence into actual practice to offer quality care to the patients. The management structure of the organization also plays a critical role. Without supportive leadership, the adoption of an evidence-based program would be difficult.
External stakeholders include financial support organizations such as government and health insurance providers, suppliers, and patients in the healthcare setting. At times financing a project may be challenging and external stakeholders step in to provide the required resources (Enock & Markwell, 2016). For instance, the governments at the local, county, and federal levels may provide resources to construct healthcare facilities, facilitate training of healthcare professionals to impact the quality of care and make policies to make healthcare affordable and accessible to all in conjunction with the insurance providers. As the end consumers and most impacted by the changes, patient support aids in evaluating and implementing the evidence-based projects.
To secure the support of stakeholders, I would ensure that I create enough awareness of the project and its impact. To achieve this, seminars, workshops, journal forums, and conferences would facilitate interactive engagement with the stakeholders (Boaz et al., 2018). Stakeholders play a major role in the implementation of a project. Through their support, the needed skills, knowledge, and resources are gained.
Boaz, A., Hanney, S., Borst, R., Oâ€™Shea, A., & Kok, M. (2018). How to engage stakeholders in research: Design principles to support improvement. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1), 1â€“9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0337-6
Enock, K., & Markwell, S. (2016). Identifying and managing internal and external stakeholder interests | Health Knowledge. https://www.healthknowledge.org.uk/public-health-textbook/organisation-management/5b-understanding-ofs/managing-internal-external-stakeholders
Vujadinovic, N. (2020). Communication and public relations in healthcare. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 274, 42â€“51. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI200664
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