Workplace Violence in Healthcare has been top of mind in order to build awareness of this prevalent issue. Check back often as we will keep posting news as it becomes available or as PSHSA is featured in various publications as the subject matter expert in making the general public aware of this prevalent issue by changing mindsets.
Sexual Harassment by a Patient
Workplace violence: What we’ve learned
Canadian doctors’ mental health is suffering
Aug. 4, 2019
Nurse assaulted by patient at HSC suffering long term effects
Jul. 29, 2019
New national survey studying mental health in nurses
Jul. 26, 2019
The state of mental health in Canada’s healthcare workers
Jul. 25, 2019
PTSD concerns take centre stage after firefighters’ refusal to clean up trauma scene led to more chaos
Jul. 17, 2019
Protect nurses from violence so they can best care for patients
Jul. 16, 2019
Parliament moves to end violence in healthcare sector
Jun. 20, 2019
Nova Scotia Health Authority ordered to conduct safety review at hospital: union
Jun. 20, 2019
N.S health authority ordered to do safety review after pregnant nurse attacked
Jun. 18, 2019
Douglas hospital under scrutiny amid revelations of second attack
Jun. 14, 2019
Nurses call for end to workplace violence as attacks mount
Jun. 4, 2019
Violence facing healthcare workers in Canada: Report of the standing committee on health
Ontario investing in mental health to improve community safety and support frontline workers
May. 10, 2019
For nurses, trauma can come with the job
May. 7, 2019
Canadian HR Reporter – No Excuse for Workplace Violence
Apr. 30, 2019
Government releases workplace harassment and violence consultation report
Apr. 26, 2019
Violence in Long-term Care Facilities ‘normalized’ for workers: Study
Apr. 24, 2019
‘Part of the Job’ no excuse for workplace violence
Apr. 20, 2019
Violence against workers in long term care
Apr. 15, 2019
William Osler health system sets out plan to improve patient care
Apr. 10, 2019
Violence on the Job could decrease with new changes in provincial law, nurses say
Apr. 1, 2019
Violence against long term care workers, nurses at alarming levels across Ontario
Mar. 27, 2019
88% of long-term care staff experience violence
Mar. 26, 2019
New study looks at the violence suffered by staff in Ontario’s long-term care facilities
Mar. 26, 2019
Alberta OHS Workplace Violence and Harassment Investigation and Reporting – Maintaining Confidentiality
Mar. 3, 2019
Violence in GTA hospitals on the rise
Jan. 22, 2019
Help Coming for nurses struggling with mental health issues, substance abuse
Jan. 31, 2019
PSHSA Contributes to Hospital News – PTSD in Healthcare Professionals
Helping those in health care
Toronto hospital recognized for leadership in workplace mental health.
July 11, 2018
PSHSA Featured in Star Metro – Health–care Workers Face Violence on the Job
May 28, 2018
PSHSA Featured in May Edition of On The Go Magazine Page 20 – We All Have a Role in Reducing Violence in Healthcare
Pregnant nurse injured in attack by patient, Nova Scotia union says
Apr. 26, 2018
PSHSA Featured in National Post Healthcare Supplement – New Digital Solution Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence
Mar. 21, 2018
Nurses Go To Work Expecting To Be Hurt By Patients
Feb. 5, 2018
PSHSA Cover Story for Hospital News – Taking Action Against Workplace Violence
Ontario expanding PTSD presumption to include nurses
Nurses would receive same coverage as paramedics, police officers.
Dec. 13, 2017
Workplace violence plagues personal support workers
Tamara Daly, a health services researcher and associate professor at York University, said research shows at least 40 per cent of personal support workers face workplace violence on a daily basis.
Nov. 26, 2017
Violence against front-line hospital staff on rise: Survey
Union wants enhanced legal protection for workers who report incidents to superiors.
Nov. 6, 2017
Health-care workers victims of physical violence more now than ever before
Preventing Patient-on-staff Violence
A new tool is being created in Ontario to assess workplace environments within mental health facilities to help prevent #patient-on-staff violence.
‘It shouldn’t be part of the job’ – CUPE campaigns against workplace violence in hospital
Incidents at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North include physical, verbal threats, or disorderly conduct.
Sep. 28, 2017
Enough is Enough: Safe Workplace For All
Putting a stop to violence in the healthcare sector – A Discussion Paper.
May 30, 2017
Health-care workers face ‘epidemic of violence’
The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions is urging the ministry of labour to do more to protect health-care workers who face daily threats of violence on the job.
Mar. 13, 2017
Patient Flagging May Decrease Violence in Healthcare
We continue to hear about concerning incidents of workplace violence across the country, particularly in the healthcare sector, against healthcare workers. The events that are reported in the media are only the most catastrophic, however statistics from workers’ compensation boards indicate that in some provinces, reported violent events against healthcare workers exceed those against police officers and correctional workers.
Feb. 17, 2016
Nurses being battered and bruised while on the job
It’s breakfast time at Toronto East General Hospital in Toronto and things are already heating up.
Nurse Doriann Duncan-Johnson is busy examining a patient who was brought in by police overnight.
So far, the patient has been very aggressive and spitting at the nurses.
Oct. 31, 2015
Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence in Healthcare
Mar. 31, 2015