Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is one of the leading causes of injury to nurses. Violent behaviour from patients, clients and their families is all too commonly accepted as a part of a nurses’ work environment. Violence should not be a part of providing care.

The Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union has developed a statement of beliefs for workplace violence. Please click on the link below to access the document:

NSNU and Workplace Violence

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, jointly with the Canadian Nurses Association, has developed the following position statement on violence in the workplace:

CFNU and CNA Joint Position Statement


October 4, 2013

Press Release - The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions meets with Provincial Health Ministers to highlight the importance of a culture of safety for frontline workers