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Hello I would like assistance with answering the following question thank you.

1. Is the American health care system resistant to change? Yes, or no? Give arguments on both sides of this question.

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It is resistant to change for a few reasons. Those who oppose changing the healthcare system are afraid we'll fall into the same situation that a lot of socialist countries have fallen to. Everybody has healthcare there but advances are slow and most people come to this country for specialized medical attention. Lines are also very long and it takes a while to see a specialist or any other type ...

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The four approaches for managing resistance to change are:

1. Education and communication*
2. Participation*
3. Facilitation and support*
4. Negotiation*

Compose a description of how you would implement each of the three best approaches at the hospital.

(I have starred the ones I think are best choices but I am having difficulty understanding how I would use one or more of the following approaches to managing organizational change:
1. Lewin's Three-Step Model
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I appreciate any clarification on this (300 words)

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