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In addition to the topics addressed in “the collection,” there are a number of other topics that over time we expect to garner greater attention and focus. These topics are essential pieces of the picture and serve to remind us that the project is not meant to be a single discrete process but an ongoing evolution of ideas and areas for study and practice. Here are a few topics to get us started:

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Role overload and support for nurses

Posted Tuesday January 26, 2010

A new study on role overload in Canada’s heath-care system (Duxbury & Higgins) confirms that health care workers are among the most stressed, overwhelmed and burned-out workers in the country. It showed that workers with supportive managers were the happiest and healthiest, most engaged...

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Layout of nursing units

Posted Wednesday June 03, 2009

The layout of the unit itself has been shown to greatly impact the quality of the nurses work experience. Not only are proper ergonomics and adequate equipment critical to the maintenance of a healthy workplace, but the areas and way in which tools, meds, charts and information are placed play an...

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Child care

Posted Wednesday June 03, 2009

A career in nursing is 24/7 in nature, and child care is a significant challenge. Coverage of formal child care in Canada is patchy, even during more standard business week hours. We have heard from nurses across the country who cannot return to work after having children because of a lack of sui...

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Career pathways and support for education

Posted Wednesday June 03, 2009

The availability of educational opportunities and the information and tools to seek, start and sustain a career pathway in nursing is critical. CFNU has called for the establishment of a $1-billion health education fund to support continuing education programs, nursing education programs and a bu...

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International recruitment of nurses

Posted Wednesday June 03, 2009

CFNU has recently participated in a consultation on the World Health Organization’s development of a code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel. This code addresses healthcare worker recruitment in countries experiencing a crisis shortage in their health workforce...

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