Value of Nurses' Work

  • Thursday, Jan 28 2016
    January 28, 201 6 (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions published a report which calls for a new approach to health human resources (HHR) planning in order to safeguard the quality of care for patients and families. Bridging the Generational Divide: Nurses United in Providing Quality Patient Care provides stark evidence of the effects of ‘boom to bust’ models of nursing, with health human resource planning changing with every shift in the political landscape...
  • Thursday, Jun 4 2015
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 (HALIFAX) – Two prominent nursing union leaders were named today as recipients of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ prestigious Bread & Roses Award for their outstanding contributions to policy and decision-making, raising public awareness, lobbying governments, and educating members and the public. Janet Hazelton, President of Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union, which is hosting CFNU’s 17 th Biennial Convention this week in Halifax, and Vicki McKenna, First Vice-President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, are the recipients...
  • Thursday, Jun 4 2015
    Two inspiring public leaders were named today as recipients of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ prestigious Bread & Roses Award for their outstanding contributions to policy and decision-making, raising public awareness, lobbying governments, and educating members and the public. Jean Candy - Executive Director, Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union Jean Candy, a former registered nurse, was a recipient of one of only two public Bread and Roses Awards presented at the CFNU Biennial Convention in Halifax. Jean graduated from nursing...
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 2013
  • Thursday, Apr 18 2013
    Thousands of Nurses to Gather in Melbourne to Increase Equity and Access to Health Care 18-23 May 2013 Geneva, Switzerland, 18 April 2013 - The International Council of Nurses’ 25 th Quadrennial Congress opens in one month in Melbourne, Australia bringing together close to 4,000 nurses from more than 100 countries and every region in the world to discuss nursing’s key role in improving equity and access to health care. Registration for the Congress can be made via the ICN...
  • NLNU and printed in The Telegram
    Monday, Dec 17 2012
    Standing up for safe staffing and safe patient care in Central Central Health is planning to reduce the number of registered nurses working in facilities throughout Central Newfoundland. Facilities in the following communities will be impacted: Brookfield, Botwood, Springdale, Twillingate, Harbour Breton, Baie Verte, Fogo, Gander (Lakeside Homes), Grand Falls-Windsor (Carmelite House), and Lewisporte. Registered nurses and community members from Central Newfoundland have serious concerns over the impact these staffing changes will have on patient/resident care. Physicians in many communities...
  • Saturday, Sep 29 2012
    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...
  • Winnipeg Free Press
    Friday, Aug 3 2012
    Hospitals over-crowded, under-staffed by Linda Silas The premiers health care innovation working group released its first report last week to polite applause. Baby steps, low-hanging fruit, motherhood and apple pie are all words that have been used to describe the initial efforts of premiers to collaborate on health care without Ottawa herding the cats. Those of us clapping loudly are trying to blow some air on this spark of pan-Canadian collaboration so that health care improvements do catch fire across...

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