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  • Date
    2008-02-28
  • Title
    Caring for Nurses in Public Health Emergencies
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Canadian Policy Research Networks
  • Year
    2008
  • Author
    Amaratunga C, Carter M, O'Sullivan T, Phillips K, Saunders R and Thille P
  • Description
    [Excerpt from publisher]Significant gaps in support exist for nurses in the event of a public health emergency like a flu pandemic, this new study by the Women's Health Research Unit of the University of Ottawa demonstrates. Caring for Nurses in Public Health Emergencies calls for significant workplace human resources improvements to better protect nurses in emergencies. These include increased access to training, improved compensation and benefits for "casual" employees, more effective communication of risks and risk management strategies, and supports to reduce work/life conflicts for nurses, the majority of whom are women. Strengthening resources and support would also enhance public health and safety.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
  • Keywords
    occupational health and safety
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