March/April 2018

Update Magazine March/April 2018 Cover

In this issue

Read our feature story on the tools that nurses now have to help tackle the problem of toxic workplace cultures. Learn how Surrey mental health nurses used the professional responsibility process to secure better technology. You’ll also find a report from the union’s provincial bargaining strategy conferences.

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Featured Articles
BCNU Acting President Christine Sorensen (left) and Acting Vice President Adriane Gear (right) standing behind table with BCNU materials to promote psychological health at BC Patient Safety and Quality Council’s annual forum
Cultivating the Psychologically Healthy Workplace

Last November's Vector Group report on the workplace culture at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) declared the hospital on the verge of "self-destruction".

Portrait of BCNU steward and South Fraser Valley region member Karen Evjen
Nursing on Empty

The nursing profession is highly demanding with many physical and psychological hazards, and nurses are routinely exposed to trauma, violence and human suffering on a daily basis.  

Bargaining banner with members and 'safe patient care' icon in a diamond pattern
For Safe Patient Care

Member engagement is one of BCNU’s highest priorities. And nowhere is this better reflected than in the preparations for provincial bargaining.

Portrait of Tina Baker
Access to Information

For over six years registered psychiatric nurse Tina Baker has been responding to urgent calls for help alongside the RCMP. She is one of three Surrey Memorial Hospital RPNs that make up the Car 67 mobile crisis response

Portrait of Kelly Woywitka
Human Rights and Equity

Workers with Disabilities is one of five BCNU equity-seeking caucuses. The group was established to address the issues and challenges of working in environments that are often unforgiving towards those who have some form

UPDATED: Jul 24,2023