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.

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Sexual Harassment by a Patient

May, 2020


Workplace violence: What we’ve learned

Jan., 2020


Canadian doctors’ mental health is suffering

Aug. 4, 2019

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Nurse assaulted by patient at HSC suffering long term effects

Jul. 29, 2019

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New national survey studying mental health in nurses

Jul. 26, 2019

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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

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Protect nurses from violence so they can best care for patients

Jul. 16, 2019

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Parliament moves to end violence in healthcare sector

Jun. 20, 2019

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Nova Scotia Health Authority ordered to conduct safety review at hospital: union

Jun. 20, 2019

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N.S health authority ordered to do safety review after pregnant nurse attacked

Jun. 18, 2019

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Douglas hospital under scrutiny amid revelations of second attack

Jun. 14, 2019

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Nurses call for end to workplace violence as attacks mount

Jun. 4, 2019

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Violence facing healthcare workers in Canada: Report of the standing committee on health

Jun., 2019

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Ontario investing in mental health to improve community safety and support frontline workers

May. 10, 2019

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For nurses, trauma can come with the job

May. 7, 2019

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Canadian HR Reporter – No Excuse for Workplace Violence

Apr. 30, 2019

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Government releases workplace harassment and violence consultation report

Apr. 26, 2019

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Violence in Long-term Care Facilities ‘normalized’ for workers: Study

Apr. 24, 2019

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‘Part of the Job’ no excuse for workplace violence

Apr. 20, 2019

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Violence against workers in long term care

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William Osler health system sets out plan to improve patient care

Apr. 10, 2019

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Violence on the Job could decrease with new changes in provincial law, nurses say

Apr. 1, 2019

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Violence against long term care workers, nurses at alarming levels across Ontario

Mar. 27, 2019

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88% of long-term care staff experience violence

Mar. 26, 2019

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New study looks at the violence suffered by staff in Ontario’s long-term care facilities

Mar. 26, 2019

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Alberta OHS Workplace Violence and Harassment Investigation and Reporting – Maintaining Confidentiality

Mar. 3, 2019

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Violence in GTA hospitals on the rise

Jan. 22, 2019

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Help Coming for nurses struggling with mental health issues, substance abuse 

Jan. 31, 2019


PSHSA Contributes to Hospital News – PTSD in Healthcare Professionals

Sep., 2018

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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

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PSHSA Featured in May Edition of On The Go Magazine Page 20 – We All Have a Role in Reducing Violence in Healthcare

May, 2018

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Pregnant nurse injured in attack by patient, Nova Scotia union says

Apr. 26, 2018

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PSHSA Featured in National Post Healthcare Supplement – New Digital Solution Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence

Mar. 21, 2018

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Nurses Go To Work Expecting To Be Hurt By Patients

Feb. 5, 2018


PSHSA Cover Story for Hospital News – Taking Action Against Workplace Violence

Jan, 2018


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

Oct., 2017


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.

Oct., 2017

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‘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