Stella Yeadon | CUPE Communications
Across Canada, incidents of workplace violence against health care workers happen daily. From verbal abuse to aggravated assault and sexual violence, rates are spiking in all health care settings from hospitals, emergency response, and home and long-term care. Studies show those most at risk are nurses and personal support workers who have the most direct contact with patients and their families. Indeed, all the Ontario registered practical nurses and personal support workers in attendance at a CUPE health care conference specifically focused on violence, said they have experienced workplace violence.