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:
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