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MEDICAL CANNABIS AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW

Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001. Since 2014, Canadians who require medical cannabis have been able to have a health care practitioner (physician or nurse practitioner) fill out the appropriate forms, instead of requiring…

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Nurses Need Protection Too

Letter to the Editor, October 18, 2018

Paula Doucet, President of the New Brunswick Nurses Union (NBNU)

October 17, 2018 was a historical day for all Canadians.

Legally and scientifically, there are still a lot of unknowns on the…

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The Nursing Shortage is Real

Emergency room closures due to lack of nursing staff appear to be New Brunswick’s norm these days, and this reality is only going to get worse. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), 41% of registered nurses (RNs)…

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Looking for your participation in a survey from NBCCSA

New Brunswick Continuing Care Safety Association (NBCCSA) is conducting a needs assessment survey. Please complete the survey, and share with front line employees. All perspectives are welcome.   The survey results will be used to inform the strategic planning work of the Continuing…

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New Brunswickers Need Access to Healthcare

PAULA DOUCET & KAREN FRENETTE – COMMENTARY

New Brunswick has the longest wait times and highest levels of chronic illness in Canada. More than 20,000 residents are currently waiting, some as long as four years, to be assigned a primary care…

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Finding doctor a ‘losing battle’

MICHAEL ROBINSON INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL
Date: Friday, August 31, 2018

Moncton native Ron Gaudet has spent three years, 10 months and 23 days waiting for a phone call.

That’s how…

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NBNU 2018 ELECTIONS – Deadline August 3, 2018

This is an election year for the following positions:

• President
• Secretary-Treasurer
• Finance Committee – three (3) members to be elected, and
• Annual Meeting Operations Committee – three (3) members to be elected.

August…

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