The ecology of human flourishing embodying the changes we want to see in the world

Brendan McCormack

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    AbstractFlourishing is the highest good of all persons, but hard to achieve in complex societal systems. This challenge is borne out through the lens of the global nursing shortages with its focus on the supply of nurses to meet health system demands. However, nurses and midwives spend a significant part of their lives at work and so the need to pay attention to the conditions that facilitate flourishing at work is important. Drawing on ancient and contemporary philosophies, as well as critical, creative and embodied ways of knowing, enabling a flourishing practice ecosystem will be explored in this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere12482
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalNursing Philosophy
    Issue number3
    Early online date13 May 2024
    Publication statusPublished online - 13 May 2024

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    • human flourishing
    • leadership
    • organisations
    • workforce
    • workplace culture


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