The study’s objectives are to identify experiences of trauma within the nursing student population at Brandon University in order to better understand how, when and under what circumstances nursing students and graduates self-identify as being traumatized.
Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada. Perceptions and experiences of trauma within undergraduate nursing education. Changing nature of work and work environment. 2017.
This research will investigate violence exposure and the workplace characteristics associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at three psychiatric hospital sites across Ontario. Violence prevention training and work experience may help prepare psychiatric workers to handle violence and may mitigate adverse reactions when they are exposed to violence. The research will identify the characteristics of violence and other workplace factors that increase the risk of PTSD. It will also help identify whether workers perceive that they need to seek help, the barriers to accessing these support services, and which support services they perceive to be helpful.
Hilton, Z. PTSD and help-seeking among psychiatric workers: workplace factors and barriers to support. WSIB Ontario
This research project’s team are building on existing research into effective violence prevention and occupational health and safety management to develop leading and lagging indicators to best measure the effect of violence prevention initiatives in BC. This study will be conducted in partnership with two BC health authorities, Fraser Health and Island Health, who will facilitate the piloting of potential leading indicators within their facilities.
University of British Columbia. Violence prevention programs in health care. Partnership for Work, Health and Safety. Research Project
The research project is examining workplace bullying and mistreatment, using international and integrative perspectives for prevention.
Workplace Bullying and Mistreatment: Partnership for Prevention. The University of Winnipeg. 2015-2019. Research Project