KITCHENER, 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 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kitchener Public Library Boardroom, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener.
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 Wednesday morning.
Joining them is a personal support worker who participated in the study and who has also experienced violence at work and employer bullying for speaking out about it.