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Nephrology Nurses' Job Satisfaction in Chronic Hemodialysis Outpatient Facilities and the Relationship Between Nephrology Nurses' Job Satisfaction and Intent to Stay


2011 2011

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Abstract (summary)

This cross-sectional national survey was conducted with a survey mailing to nephrology nurses providing direct patient care and managers/administrators of chronic hemodialysis outpatient facilities who were members of a professional nephrology association. The 151 respondents worked for large for-profit companies, large not-for-profit companies, and hospitals.

These study findings, using the Herzberg framework, showed that MMSS factors were significant to nurse job satisfaction. The relationships of the job satisfaction factors of family/work balance and scheduling were found significant to nephrology nurses intent to stay. The age of the nephrology nurse is significant and a predictor of intent to stay.

The study results indicated that managers and administrators were overall more satisfied with their positions than staff nurses, and that the job position directly impacted job satisfaction. Nephrology nurses indicated that quality patient care is a priority and related that they aspire to greater autonomy and empowerment with an opportunity to provide constructive input into decisions that affect their work and their patients. Job retention of skilled clinical nephrology nurses is a concern in an environment with a nurse shortage.

Keywords were used alone or in combination with nursing, hemodialysis, and dialysis: job satisfaction, job satisfaction models, intent to stay or leave, job intention, nurse turnover, nurse retention, nurse recruitment, nurse work environments, nurse-patient ratios, quality of care and mortality, nurse shortage, nurse supply and demand, motivators, empowerment, emotional labor and occupational burnout.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Nursing;
Health care management;
Studies;
Nephrology
Classification
0454: Management
0569: Nursing
0769: Health care management
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Dialysis; Hemodialysis; Intent to stay; Job satisfaction; Nephrology Nurses; Occupational burnout
Title
Nephrology Nurses' Job Satisfaction in Chronic Hemodialysis Outpatient Facilities and the Relationship Between Nephrology Nurses' Job Satisfaction and Intent to Stay
Author
Keyser, Bonnie L.
Number of pages
180
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
1517
Source
DAI-B 73/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267072382
Advisor
Patrick, Amy L.
Committee member
Czarkowski, Michael S.; Sharbaugh, Sheila M.
University/institution
Wilmington University (Delaware)
Department
College of Business
University location
United States -- Delaware
Degree
D.B.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3487704
ProQuest document ID
913392323
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/913392323
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