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Workplace Violence Toolkit


The following media articles appeared during 2015.


B.C. nurses to begin filing charges against violent and aggressive patients

February 2015. B.C. nurses will begin pressing for charges against patients who hurt or abuse them, the president of the B.C. Nurses’ Union announced. Vancouver Sun

Workplace violence makes nursing one of Canada’s most dangerous professions

October 2015. Joint Global News 16×9 and Toronto Star investigation on violence in nursing concludes that nursing is one of Canada’s most dangerous professions. Between 2008 and 2013, there were more than 4,000 reported incidents of workplace violence against Canada’s registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, that were serious enough to prevent them going to work, surpassing the number reported by police officers and firefighters combined. Toronto StarGlobal 16×9

Nurse assaulted by patient at Hants Community Hospital, RCMP say

November 2015. A male patient allegedly assaulted three staff members at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor, N.S. RCMP spokesman confirms the man faces charges of assault and causing a disturbance. CBC News