Nurse researchers from the University of British Columbia (MacPhee, Havaei) conducted a Psychological Health and Safety survey in collaboration with the BC Nurses' Union (BCNU). Globally, nurses' rates of anxiety, depression and burnout are rising due to unsafe work environments and violence exposure.
The purpose of the survey was to document BC nurses' perceptions of their work environments and use the findings to influence change. Researchers asked about nurse exposure to unsafe work conditions, such as violence; and their reports of PTSD, anxiety, depression and burnout, and quality of life.
There are no personal identifiers on this survey and data from the survey will contain no personal information. There will be no way to link your survey responses back to you. The researchers will share a report of their findings with the BCNU. Survey data will be stored on encrypted and password-protected research computers per ethics protocol at the University of British Columbia.
The survey tools for this study are used by other researchers: they are valid, reliable tools. Information from this survey, therefore, can be compared to similar research conducted with these same survey tools. There are no known risks to you for completing this survey.
The survey will take you approximately 20 minutes to do. You may stop doing the survey at any time. If you complete the survey and submit it, your submission is evidence of your voluntary participation to take the survey. Once the survey is submitted, the researchers will not be able to withdraw your information from the survey database.
The survey will
contain a link for participants to register for a random draw for two Apple watches. Personal information for the draw
will be kept completely separate from the survey. The draw will be held two weeks after survey completion. After draw
completion, all registration information will be completely deleted. Draw
information will only be used to contact the two random
If you have any questions or concerns about the study, please contact the Primary Investigator, Maura MacPhee:
Maura MacPhee RN, PhD, Professor of Nursing University of British Columbia Ph: 604-822-2891 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any concerns or complaints about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this study, contact the Research Participant Complaint Line in the UBC Office of Research Ethics at 604-822-8598 or if long distance e-mail RSIL@ors.ubc.ca or call toll free 1-877-822-8598.
Ethics ID #: H18-02724
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