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2022 Speaker Profile

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Dennis Doherty, Ph.D.

Dennis Doherty is a Senior Professional Development Specialist, Nursing Professional Development Specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he oversees Nursing Orientation programming, leads the Evidence-based Practice Mentorship Program, and facilitates leadership development workshops.  


Over the last decade, Dennis has advocated for creating healthy work environments and has studied, presented, and published on HWE in numerous forums. In 2021, Dennis earned a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

Tuesday | 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Promoting Healthy Work Environments Through Leader and Direct Care Staff Collaborative Practice

This interactive session will outline an enterprise-wide healthy work environment (HWE) program, including strategies to engage leaders and direct care staff in work environment assessment and improvement initiatives. 


Leaders and direct care HWE champions collaborate to assess the health of work environments, facilitate HWE conversations, and implement interventions.  Tools, tips, and tricks for implementation within practice settings and organizations will be shared.


• Discuss six evidence-based healthy work environment standards

• Use the healthy work environment Assessment Tool to evaluate the health of practice setting work environments

• Use group facilitation strategies to engage staff and colleagues in HWE discussions

• Plan to implement one initiative to address HWE opportunities