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Employing positive psychology to improve radiation therapy workplace culture
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-22, 03:38 authored by Hunter, D, Wright, C, Sue-Anne PearsonSue-Anne Pearson
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.
Publication titleJournal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Department/SchoolTasmanian School of Medicine
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
Rights statementCopyright 2019 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/