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Occupational Stress Injury Survey

Trauma and stress don’t end when the shift does.
Occupational Stress Injury Survey
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WHAT?

The first anonymous Canada-wide assessment of Occupational Stress Injuries (including PTSD, depression and anxiety) amongst nurses.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

All…

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Working Beyond Scheduled Shifts

Over the past several years, we have received an unacceptable number of complaints from our members regarding the inability to leave at the end of their scheduled shift. We understand that you are being coerced into working shifts as long…

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Action on Workplace Violence

On February 15, NBNU President Paula Doucet sent the following open letter to Premier Higgs and other government departments regarding our province’s new legislation around violence in the workplace. Below you will find our letter as well as the reply…

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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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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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