Reports and Studies

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The Canada Health Transfer Disconnect: An Aging Population, Rising Health Care Costs and a Shrinking Federal Role in Funding In poll after poll, Canadians demonstrate that public health care is Canada’s number one priority. It is part of our identity as Canadians. But we risk losing this important element of our identity if we do not act now to address the erosion of federal funding. CFNU’s expert paper, The Canada Health Transfer Disconnect: An Aging Population, Rising Health Care Costs and a Shrinking Federal Role in Funding shows what the cuts to federal funding mean for our health care system in terms of real tangible losses: fewer home care visits, fewer primary care centres, fewer long-term care beds, and fewer nurses in our communities providing care. 2015-07-16
Before It’s Too Late: A National Plan for Safe Seniors’ Care     2015-07-09
Where Policy Meets the Nursing Front Line 2014-09-11 Download
A Roadmap to a Rational Pharmacare Policy in Canada 2014-08-20 Download
Valuing Patient Safety: Responsible Workforce Design Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions published a new report which calls for nurses, patients and their families to safeguard our health care system and to reject irresponsible workforce redesign. Valuing Patient Safety: Responsible Workforce Design provides stark evidence of the effects of ill-considered experiments in the delivery of patient care. Workforce redesign refers to nursing care delivery, and changes to staff mix and staffing levels are the two most common, outward signs. Valuing Patient Safety argues that patients must be at the forefront of any redesign decisions. This means patient priority care needs must be properly assessed using real time tools, based on factors such as acuity, stability and complexity. Once patient needs are determined, nurses and their managers should base staffing assignments on the best fit between patient needs and nurse competencies. 2014-05-27 Download
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

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