Out of Control”: Violence against Personal Support Workers in Long-Term Care

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A new study led by York University researchers reveals that a staggering number of Canadians working in long-term care facilities suffer violence on the job. Most are women, and many are immigrants or from marginalized racial groups.

This report on the violence experienced by personal support workers draws on an international study comparing long-term, facility-based care across three Canadian provinces (Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Ontario) and four Nordic European countries (Demark, Finland, Norway and Sweden). It is supported by focused discussions and offers insight into long-term care from the perspective of workers.

Read the press release or download the report.