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Loyalty in the Workplace: Some Considerations for Mental Health Nurses


Cleary, M and Lees, D and Sayers, J, Loyalty in the Workplace: Some Considerations for Mental Health Nurses, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39, (4) pp. 366-368. ISSN 0161-2840 (2018) [Non Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01612840.2018.1458470


Nurses are expected to be loyal to their patients, employer and the nursing profession, while also remaining ‘loyal’ to their own values and aims as both a person and clinician. Loyalty therefore is of central importance to how we relate to people in personal and professional relationships and may affect our attitude to the organization we work for. This column explores the concept of loyalty, and its role in professional relationships, behaviour and practice. Ways that loyalty can be influential in achieving personal, patient and organizational outcomes are explored and the potential to enhance loyalty is considered.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:loyalty, workplace, employment, mental health, professional relationships
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:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
UTAS Author:Lees, D (Mr David Lees)
UTAS Author:Sayers, J (Dr Jan Sayers)
ID Code:125468
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2018-04-19
Last Modified:2018-04-19

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