Employing positive psychology to improve radiation therapy workplace culture

Darren Hunter, Caroline Wright, Sue Pearson

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


  • Australia
  • burnout
  • leadership
  • positive psychology
  • radiotherapy
  • stress

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