Module 4

Learning Unit 2

Module 4: Learning Unit 2

Learning Activities

Learning activity 1
Can you identify the innovators and early adopters who will support you with your quality improvement project? Who are the laggards? What will be your strategy with each of the following groups?

Early adopters
Early Majority
Late majority

Learning activity 2
Which strategy will you need to bring patients on board for your project to have success?

Learning activity 3
Can you think of any examples where your team or your patients will need to have their basic needs met before engaging in problem solving?


Learning Outcomes : By the end of this learning unit you will be able to

1. Explain the ‘Diffusion of Innovation theory’
2. Apply the diffusion of innovation theory practice examples
3. Develop strategies to manage the ‘diffusion of innovation’ or ‘Quality Improvement Project’ in practice