Our country’s healthcare providers are essential to ensuring the efficient, effective and safe delivery of healthcare services to all Canadians. It is critical to protect the health and safety of this incredibly important workforce. Although there has been progress in addressing the physical health and safety of healthcare workers and workplaces, there is an equally important and urgent need to safeguard their psychological health and safety. Simply put, we can no longer afford to think of workplace health and safety from only the physical perspective.
Not Part of the Job: Ending Violence Against Health Care Workers in Canada
At the end of June, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA) presented their report Violence Facing Health Care Workers in Canada to the House of Commons. HealthCareCAN has reviewed HESA’s recommendations to address violence faced by health care workers in hospitals, long-term care facilities and in home care settings.
Member signatories of the Declaration of commitment to psychological health and safety in healthcare
A Mentally Healthy and Safe Workplace…
Promotes positive culture and employee well-being
Prevents stigma and discrimination
Contributes to a productive and positive working environment
Which leads to…
Improved morale and relationships
Reduced medical errors
Improved patient satisfaction
Reduced healthcare costs
Reduce absenteeism and turnover
The Standard in Action
Michael Garron Hospital is using the Standard to create a mentally healthy workplace, with impressive results:
Decrease in overall healthcare costs
Overall decrease in days absent
Increase in staff engagement scores
Improved patient satisfaction, and overall quality metrics
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