Reports and Studies

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Absenteeism and Overtime: Quick Facts 2013 2013-07-24 Download
Nursing Workload and Patient Care: Understanding the value of nurses, the effects of excessive workload, and how nurse-patient ratios and dynamic staffing models can help Nursing Workload and Patient Care: Understanding the value of nurses, the effects of excessive workload, and how nurse-patient ratios and dynamic staffing models can help 2012-10-04 Download
Nursing Workload and Patient Care Relying on the best evidence, and on the experience of frontline nurses, Nursing Workload and Patient Care presents a sobering look at the challenges facing our overworked nursing workforce and the ensuing effects on patients. This book reviews the now incontrovertible body of evidence linking inadequate nurse staffing with increases in mortality and other negative outcomes for patients. Nursing Workload and Patient Care lays bare the empty promises of countless government studies while urging policy makers to fully understand the value that a nurse’s education and training bring to patient care. The report offers a clear vision of a future in which nurse staffing benefits patients and nurses while contributing to the financial viability of our health system.   2012-09-29 Download
A Comprehensive National Drug Plan Canada is the third most expensive country in the world for brand-name drugs. Studies have shown that a National universal public Pharmacare plan would save billions of dollars for Canadians, improve health outcomes and reduce suffering. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions urges all candidates to support a comprehensive public national drug plan. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions urges all candidates to support a comprehensive public national drug plan. Read the comprehensive report The Economic Case for Universal Pharmacare 2011-07-12
Read the 30th Anniversary 2-Year in Review Read the 30th Anniversary 2-Year in Review 2011-06-22 Download
Trends in Own Illness or Disability-Related Absenteeism and Overtime among Publicly-Employed Registered Nurses: Quick Facts Read Trends in Own Illness or Disability-Related Absenteeism and Overtime among Publicly-Employed Registered Nurses: Quick Facts 2011-06-15
Thriving in the Workplace: A Nurse's Guide to Intergenerational Diversity This initiative builds on CFNU’s research by helping individual nurses, staff groups, and leaders to reflect, act upon, and move toward resolving some of the challenges posed by intergenerational diversity in the workplace. It will offer points to ponder and strategies to consider. Hopefully it will inspire in each of you the courage to change and to create a new way of being that can lead to intergenerational harmony. 2011-05-12 Download, Download
Long-Term Care in Canada: Status Quo No Option  Compassionate and quality care for Canadian seniors and people with chronic conditions is a moral imperative. They are our parents, grandparents, neighbours, friends and will someday be us. Long-Term Care in Canada: Status Quo No Option is a series of frank conversations with experts from across Canada about the state of our long-term care health system. The picture is emerging of a system that has been deteriorating and is in desperate need of rebuilding. Despite their diversity, the interviews present remarkably united prescriptions for change and optimism that we can do better. In addition to examining long-term care itself, they explore how it fits into the continuum of care, the wider implications for medicare, and what must be done now. Read the full report below (16.52MB pdf) 2011-02-08 Download
Experts & Evidence: Opportunities in Nursing A new report published by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Experts and Evidence: Opportunities in Nursing. on September 7, 2010, Fifty-six health care experts from across Canada met to address the continuous pressures placed on the health care system. The document, Taking charge: building on the momentum to improve health care came out of this meeting. Informed by evidence, the directions outlined in this document are provided for Canada’s Health Ministers to consider as they work to create a health care system that is effective, equitable and accessible to all Canadians. 2010-09-13 Download
Taking charge: building on the momentum to improve health care Fifty-six health care experts from across Canada met on September 7, 2010, to address the continuous pressures placed on the health care system. by evidence, the directions outlined in this document are provided for Canada’s Health Ministers to consider as they work to create a health care system that is effective, equitable and accessible to all Canadians. 2010-09-13 Download

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