Canadian nurses decry inferior First Nations health care, workplace violence – Calgary Herald

June 7, 2017

Closing the gaps between non-indigenous and First Nations health care is being urged by hundreds of Canadian nurses gathered in Calgary this week.

But as 1,200 Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions discuss that issue, it comes against a background of rising violence directed at nurses in their workplace, said CFNU president Linda Silas.

“Nurses suffer more injuries in the workplace than police officers do,” said Silas, a critical care and maternity nurse who hails from New Brunswick.

Canadian nurses say the incidents are under-reported and often ignored.

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