Overtime and Absenteeism

  • 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...
  • Wednesday, Jun 3 2015
    Canadian public health care nurses worked more than 19 million hours of paid and unpaid overtime in 2014, report shows again Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Paid and unpaid overtime continues to exert a significant toll on the health and well-being of frontline nurses and contributes to higher than necessary costs, a new report prepared for the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions shows. The report by Jacobson Consulting Inc., released today by the CFNU, supports the call for...
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  • 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...
  • CFNU
    Friday, Jan 27 2012
    Silas comments on new CIHI numbers The latest Canadian Institute for Health Information data shows that the total number of RNs and LPNs in the country continues to rise. Hopefully, this trend will continue or even accelerate so that we can reclaim the nurse to population ratio we had in the early 1990s. This becomes all the more important as the average age of nurses continues to increase and more and more of us approach retirement. The value of nurses...


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