Work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector is a major problem which diminishes the quality of working life for staff, compromises organizational effectiveness and ultimately impacts negatively on the provision and quality of care. These problems pervade both service settings and occupational groups. And according a recent discussion paper by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) “Enough is enough” with the aim of putting a stop to violence in the health care sector.
Following five successful conferences, the 6th Violence in the Health Sector conference will be held in Toronto on 24 to 26 October 2018 on the theme “Advancing the Delivery of Positive Practice”. The objective of this conference is to provide a platform for all parties confronted with the phenomenon of violence in healthcare to develop and implement positive practice and proactively respond to this complex problem. Positive practice is defined here as practice sufficiently informed by capacities and technologies to minimize violence such that the central task of the healthcare service – delivering the best help to its users – can be achieved.
Specific objectives of the Sixth Conference
1. Enhance the understanding of facets of violence in the health sector – such as its root causes and patterns, the impact and consequences, successful strategies and initiatives – which can help advance the delivery of positive practice.
2. Learn more about resources such as policy and/or practice initiatives, tool-kits, and instruments which can help advance the delivery of positive practice.