Since releasing the Co-Worker Abuse practice guideline and supportive documents in December, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has implemented numerous strategies related to raising awareness on the topic.
- Webinars, on-site and telehealth presentations, a series of CARE magazine articles.
- Approval of a joint grant application with four other regulators to develop learning tools for health professionals on co-worker abuse.
To the Nursing Community
- Sharing with other nursing regulators the results of our member survey on co-worker abuse.
- Publication of our co-worker abuse Practice Guideline in the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta magazine.
- Presentation to other LPN Practice Consultants across Canada and as a result, other LPN regulators have adopted and shared our co-worker abuse documents with their members.
- Keynote presentations on co-worker abuse are planned for spring meetings with two other LPN regulators in Canada.
To Practical Nurse Educators
- Presentation at the 2013 Canadian Association of Practical Nurse Educators conference and sharing knowledge relevant to nursing instructors (e.g., abuse is a learned behaviour in nursing; lack of confidence in nurses to address an abusive situation, etc.).
READ – “What is being done about the problem of Co-Worker Abuse” (CARE magazine, Spring 2014 via Issuu)
Questions related to workplace bullying and the co-worker abuse documents may be directed to CLPNA’s Practice Consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).