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Employing positive psychology to improve radiation therapy workplace culture

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Hunter, D, Wright, C and Pearson, S ORCID: 0000-0001-6592-6494 2019 , 'Employing positive psychology to improve radiation therapy workplace culture' , Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences , pp. 1-6 , doi: 10.1002/jmrs.321.

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Abstract

The Australian radiotherapy profession is challenged by job dissatisfaction,stress, burnout and unfavourable attrition. This paper will use psychologicalmodels to discuss the confluence of job demands, resources and personalcharacteristics that contribute to these challenges. Factors contributing toburnout and attrition amongst Australian Radiation Therapists will beexplored, and a number of leadership strategies will be introduced to improveworkplace culture. These strategies – aligned with positive psychology – seek toaddress staff engagement, emotional needs, and job stressors.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hunter, D and Wright, C and Pearson, S
Keywords: positive psychology, radiation therapy, workplace culture
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
ISSN: 2051-3909
DOI / ID Number: 10.1002/jmrs.321
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Copyright 2019 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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