Reports and Studies

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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
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
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
The Sustainability of Medicare  The greatest threat to the sustainability of Canadian Medicare is, in fact, the myth that it is not sustainable. 2010-08-04 Download
Reality Check: Women in Canada and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Fifteen Years On, 2010 Labour and women’s groups have issued a report which they say is a “reality check” describing Canada’s lagging performance in achieving women’s equality. The report will be used at the Beijing +15 meeting at the United Nations in New York, March 1-12, 2010. 2010-02-22 Download
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Policy Directive: H1N1 Outbreak and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) On behalf of our 158,000 members and associate members, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has been working in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada over the past two years on policy development around personal protective equipment for health care workers. Some progress has been made, and we recognize the difficulty of any pan-Canadian organization to achieve consensus across scientific communities and federal/provincial/territorial tables. CFNU (i.e. provincial nurses unions), however, has a legal, ethical and moral responsibility to protect members and their families. We believe that the guidelines provided by PHAC (April 29, 2009) within the document Interim Guidance: Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Health Care Workers in Acute Care Facilities do not go far enough to protect health care workers, especially at the first point of contact with the health care system. 2010-02-12 Download
Summary of Evidence in Support of N-95 Respirators during An Influenza Pandemic "The point is not who is right and is wrong about airborne transmission. The point is not science, but safety. Scientific knowledge changes constantly... We should be driven by the precautionary principle that reasonable steps to reduce risk should not await scientific certainty… Until this precautionary principle is fully recognized, mandated and enforced… workers will continue to be at risk.”- Justice Campbell, Chair of the SARS Commission 2009-12-01 Download

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