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CANNT J. 2005 Jul-Sep;15(3):31-4.

The role of peer mentorship in job satisfaction of registered nurses in the hemodialysis unit.

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  • 1Hemodialysis, Niagara Health System, Ontario Street Site, St. Catharines, Ontario.


The effects of health care economic constraints and restructuring have had a deleterious effect on the job satisfaction of registered nurses. Canada is also experiencing an aging nursing workforce, and a nursing shortage due, in part, to stressful work environments. Concurrently, workloads are increasing as nurses in dialysis units care for older patients with many co-morbid conditions. Mentorship has been shown to positively impact workplace culture and job satisfaction for both the mentor and the individual being mentored. The role of peer mentorship within the context of a community-based hemodialysis unit is explored as a potential strategy to improve job satisfaction of dialysis nurses.

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