This exploratory study examined training issues, emotional exhaustion and workload demands in U.S. kidney transplant socialworkers. Online survey data were obtained from 91 respondents who represented all 18 End-Stage Renal Disease networks.Findings indicated that the majority of the respondents’ employers provided resources for educational training and paid timeoff associated with these trainings. With regard to hours per week spent on specific job tasks, respondents indicated that pretransplantactivities were the most time-consuming, followed by post-transplant and inpatient work. Generally, emotionalexhaustion and workload demands were slightly lower than reported for dialysis social workers. Implications for social workpractice and research are discussed.
Published in Journal of Nephrology Social Work, Volume 32, 2009, pages 32-36.
Merighi, J. R., Browne, T., & Keenan, S. (2009). Emotional exhaustion and workload demands of kidney transplant social workers. Journal of Nephrology Social Work, 32, 32-36.
© 2009 National Kidney Foundation.