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Facilitating goodwill in workplace relationships: the benefits and challenges


Hungerford, C and Sayers, J and Cleary, M, Facilitating goodwill in workplace relationships: the benefits and challenges, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37, (7) pp. 530-532. ISSN 0161-2840 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Copyright 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

DOI: doi:10.1080/01612840.2016.1187503


According to the philosopher Kant (1788/2014) the only thing that is good without qualification is "goodwill." This column discusses the notion of goodwill in the context of contemporary workplaces, including mental health nursing settings. Questions that are considered include, what is goodwill? Why do we need goodwill and how can it be maintained in the workplace? Reflecting on the answers to such questions is important in light of the outcomes that can be achieved when goodwill is fostered by managers, and consistently practised by all team members in occupational environments.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:mental health, goodwill, workforce
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Sayers, J (Dr Jan Sayers)
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:110155
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-07-18
Last Modified:2017-12-14

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