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Employing positive psychology to improve radiation therapy workplace culture


Hunter, D and Wright, C and Pearson, S, Employing positive psychology to improve radiation therapy workplace culture, Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 66, (2) pp. 139-144. ISSN 2051-3909 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1002/jmrs.321


The Australian radiotherapy profession is challenged by job dissatisfaction, stress, burnout and unfavourable attrition. This paper will use psychological models to discuss the confluence of job demands, resources and personal characteristics that contribute to these challenges. Factors contributing to burnout and attrition amongst Australian Radiation Therapists will be explored, and a number of leadership strategies will be introduced to improve workplace culture. These strategies aligned with positive psychology seek to address staff engagement, emotional needs, and job stressors.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:positive psychology, radiation therapy, workplace culture
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Pearson, S (Dr Sue Pearson)
ID Code:130561
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2019-02-04
Last Modified:2021-01-05
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