Publish date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Health and safety, MNU President, Sandi Mowat, Workplace issues/practices

Health care facilities implement alert assessment for violent patients

Over the coming months, a new workplace safety and health policy will go into effect in Winnipeg emergency rooms. The new regulation, based on one of MNU’s recommendations from a 2011 report - Violence against nurses in Manitoba, will give nurses the ability to place an alert on the medical charts of patients deemed to be violent or verbally abusive.

Publish date: Friday, January 15, 2016
Health care

Extension granted for physician-assisted death legislation

The Supreme Court of Canada has granted the federal government a four month extension to draft legislation and regulations for physician- assisted death. The extension includes an exemption clause affording anyone, who meets the criteria, the right to ask a judge to end their life earlier.

Publish date: Monday, December 28, 2015
Union news

Update on Bill C-377

The Minister of National Revenue recently announced that she has waived Bill C-377's reporting requirements for unions and labour trusts.

Publish date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Health and safety, MNU President, WCB

PTSD legislation comes into effect

As of January 1, 2016, legislation recognizing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an occupational disease will go into effect in Manitoba.

Publish date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
CFNU, Health care

CFNU hosts Health Accord round table

MNU president Sandi Mowat was part of the CFNU delegation which recently hosted and participated in a round table discussion, comprised of more than 40 Canadian health experts and professionals, about priorities and strategies for negotiating the new Canada Health Accord.

Publish date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
CFNU

A look at what's happening federally

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions publishes an electronic newsletter focusing on nursing and health care issues at the federal level.

Publish date: Friday, November 20, 2015
Education, Health and safety, Workplace issues/practices

Raising awareness of PTSD

MNU president Sandi Mowat has been raising awareness about the prevalence of PTSD in the nursing profession.

Publish date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Education, Health and safety, Sandi Mowat, WCB, Workplace issues/practices

MNU president to speak on PTSD to ER nurses

MNU president Sandi Mowat will be presenting MNU's PTSD report to ER nurses on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

Publish date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Workplace issues/practices

MNU proposes the inclusion of psychological health in Manitoba’s WSH legislation

MNU is currently lobbying the provincial government to include the recognition of psychosocial and psychological hazards in Manitoba’s Workplace Health and Safety Regulation.

Publish date: Monday, October 26, 2015
Health and safety, MNU President, Nursing profession, Sandi Mowat, Workplace issues/practices

Acknowledging the emotional work of nurses

MNU president Sandi Mowat took part in an in-depth discussion titled Wounded Healers: Acknowledging the Emotional Work of Nurses facilitated by Dr. Carol Taylor, Professor, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies and Senior Clinical Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

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