Canada's nurses struggle to achieve work-life balance

Publish date: Thursday, January 28, 2016


Health and safety

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions released a report which calls for a new approach to health human resources (HHR) planning in order to safeguard the quality of care for patients and families.

Based on a comprehensive literature review, along with 18 focus groups with early‑career and mid- to late‑career nurses, as well as nursing students, Bridging the Generational Divide: Nurses United in Providing Quality Patient Care calls for key stakeholders in health and nursing human resource planning, including federal, provincial and territorial governments, to address the challenge of nurse retention and recruitment.

The report’s recommendations focus on six themes:

1. Work-life balance/health;
2. Evidence-based safe staffing;
3. Workplace relationships/leadership capacity;
4. Teamwork;
5. Student/new nurse graduates’ transition programs, and
6. Continuing education/professional development training.

To view a copy of the report, please click on the image.


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