Workplace Psychological Health Among Canadian Nurses

Constanza Berrios, Yayuk Joffres, Louis Wang

Abstract


Due to the demanding nature of their work, nurses in Canada are at high risk of developing psychological distress compared to the general Canadian workforce. Nurses experience high levels of physical and psychological injury, job burnout, and depression. This has been found to result in increased levels of absenteeism, disability claims, and compromise the quality of patient care. We advocate for improvements to workplace psychological health for Canadian nurses at an organizational level. This is a matter of occupational health and safety that has the potential to enhance both nurse and patient health.

 




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