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Mandatory Influenza Immunization for Health Care Workers: A Recent Policy Change

Mandatory Influenza Immunization for Health Care Workers: A Recent Policy Change by Angela Wignall, RN   In 2012, the Government of British Columbia implemented a mandatory influenza immunization program for healthcare workers. This public health policy implemented a requirement for healthcare workers to either receive the influenza immunization each year or wear a mask while in patient care areas during flu season. Compliance with this policy included self-reporting on immunization… Read More »Mandatory Influenza Immunization for Health Care Workers: A Recent Policy Change

Why Nurses Care About the Charter Challenge: Standing Up Against the Threat to our Publicly Funded Health Care System

Why Nurses Care About the Charter Challenge: Standing Up Against the Threat to our Publicly Funded Health Care System by Sally Thorne, RN   BC nurses have been closely watching the case of Dr. Brian Day, CEO of the for-profit Cambie Surgeries Corporation, who has been challenging the constitutionality certain key provisions within our BC Medicare Protections Act, the Act that protects our health care system. His attempt to remove… Read More »Why Nurses Care About the Charter Challenge: Standing Up Against the Threat to our Publicly Funded Health Care System

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