CORNWALL, ON – Two new reports that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff working at Ontario long-term care homes, are being released at a media conference on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Benson Centre, Corus Room, 800 Seventh Street West, Cornwall.

The study titled, “Breaking Point: Violence Against Long-term Care Staff,” is a just-published, in-depth study of violence against long-term care staff in Ontario, conducted by Canadian researchers,
Dr. James Brophy and Dr. Margaret Keith, who are associated with the University of Windsor and the University of Stirling in the UK. The researchers, who held group interviews with long-term care staff in seven Ontario communities, will present their findings and recommendations for change on the media conference panel Monday afternoon.

A personal support worker and a registered practical nurse who participated in the study and who also experienced violence at work – and employer bullying for speaking out about it – are available for interviews.

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