Tags » Health Care Workers

Visting physiotherapist, social worker, and nurse

What is your mandate?

They arrive with a stack of papers, and they have a job to do. I should be smart enough to ask what that job is, but instead, I just sit on the couch or at the dining room table and try to get through the visit. 558 more words

78% of frontline hospital workers in Kingston have been assaulted in last year: CUPE poll

The results of a recent poll commissioned by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) shows frontline hospital staff face alarming rates of assault.

CUPE surveyed almost 2,000 members, the majority of them women, and found they face physical, verbal, and sexual assault on a regular basis. 504 more words

Crime

Treating Patients with Highly Contagious Infectious Diseases: Using Technology to Advance Safety

April 8, 2016

On April 6, 2016 the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety hosted a course designed to increase healthcare worker safety when treating patients with highly contagious infectious diseases such as Ebola. 607 more words

Special Events

Healthcare workers’ mass protest in Kyiv

No to destruction of Ukrainian healthcare

On 19 September, healthcare workers organised a mass protest in Kyiv in which more than 1,500 people took part. Among their basic demands are the increase in healthcare subvention of almost 4 billion UAH, higher wages and payment of arrears, and reform of the healthcare system in compliance with the Constitution and legislation. 502 more words

Nurses are confronting an epidemic of violence (Guest opinion)

No one should expect to be abused at work. And no one should accept a culture of silence that allows attacks and abuse of caregivers to continue unchecked. 61 more words

The Oregonian

Burn Out, Real or Nah?

It’s more likely that we are acutely more aware of the battery life left in our smartphones than we are of the battery life left within ourselves. 692 more words

AHEC

Union worries about 'potentially dangerous' drug exposure for some health workers in Alberta

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) says it’s received a number of complaints from front-line health-care workers about exposure to potentially dangerous cytotoxic medications. 336 more words

Health