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A health worker demonstrates in Barcelona

A health worker is seen through a sign, as she demonstrates with her co-workers to get back the 5 percent of the salary that was cut ten years ago in front of Vall d’Hebron Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Barcelona, Spain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce »


Chinese nurses celebrate the International Nurses Day in Wuhan

Nurses wearing face masks take part in an event held to mark the International Nurses Day, at Wuhan Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hubei province, China May 12, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS »

Health, Society

Save safe injection sites in Ontario, plead nurses

Nurses are the latest group to express “grave concern” that the new government in the province of Ontario may stop funding services designed to protect injection drug users. The new health minister, Christine Elliott said on July 24, 2018 that »

Health, Society

Online health care offered by insurance is controversial

Sun Life Assurance Company is offering packages which would give clients access to the services of medical professionals through live video, telephone or text, but medical services offered by private clinics for a fee are controversial. The insurance company is »

Health, Society

Doctors advised to talk to young Canadians about smoking

Canadian experts who develop health prevention strategies say far too many young people smoke tobacco and health care professionals should help them stop or not start in the first place. By the time they are 17 years old, 36 per »

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Society

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the run up to the launch of Eye on the Arctic’s next multimedia project this winter, we’ve dug into our archives to bring you some of our most popular videos from past projects. Today, we bring you Caring for our »

Health, Society

Canada’s Victorian Order of Nurses: major cutbacks

It is Canada’s longest standing home and community health care charity, but it’s now facing serious challenges. Today it announced that it is drastically reducing service. For decades the VON has helped people remain independent in their own homes through »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Society

National Nursing Week – Working in the Arctic

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North National Nursing Week kicks off in Canada on Monday, May 12 and runs until May 18. In honour of the hundreds of nurses working in Canada’s remote northern »

Health, Politics

Concerned by patient safety, faced with government legislation, nurses walk off the job

Nurses in Canada’s Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia walked off the job on Tuesday (April 1) in an illegal strike after the province’s government introduced essential services legislation late Monday. The illegal strike was called two days ahead of a planned »

Economy, Health, Politics

Nurses: Critical need for higher minimum staffing standard in long-term facilities

Faced with an increasingly critical health and safety situation in long-term health facilities, nurses in Canada’s most populous province of Ontario are calling for minimum staffing standards. At the moment, whether there are 60 or 300 patients, the minimum staffing »