FIQ (Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec)

“Objective ratios: we are taking action!”

The very first edition of the FIQ’s Organization of Work and Professional Practice (OTPP) Network took place at the Château Bromont on May 2 and 3. More than 200 participants enthusiastically responded to the invitation, demonstrating the extent of mobilization around these issues. With “Objective ratios: we are taking action!” as the theme, the union representatives attended different presentations and conferences dealing with collective and…

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A safe healthcare professional-to-patient ratio pilot project begins at the Centre d’hébergement Champlain-de-Chanoine-Audet

The Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec–FIQ and FIQ | Secteur privé–FIQP announced the launch of a safe healthcare professional-to-patient ratio pilot project at the Centre d’hébergement Champlain-de-Chanoine-Audet today. “It’s great news. Healthcare professionals who work in these residential centres are the ideal candidates to participate in these projects. Every day they are responsible for giving quality care in an environment where there are…

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Toxic organizations: towards standardizing denunciation in the care settings

May 2, 2019 – To end the first day of the OTPP Network, the participants welcomed Amélie Perron, Nurse, PhD and Professor in Nursing Science at the University of Ottawa, to talk about the need of standardizing denunciation in the care settings, for example, by systematically using the Safe Staffing Form. This well-received presentation, intended as an invitation to consider acts of denunciation as a…

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The six criteria of a workload and the Safe Staffing Form: tools to know about to act at the local level in organization of work

May 3, 2019 – Finding solutions to the healthcare professionals’ excessive workload is a priority issue for the FIQ. Stipulated in the provincial provisions of the FIQ collective agreement, the committee on care is the perfect place to discuss the organization of work problems and workload complaints at the local level. However, you still need to know how and with what tools you can collect…

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An example of collective, union and professional advocacy

May 2, 2019 – The Centre d’hébergement Denis-Benjamin-Viger on Île-Bizard is sadly known for its inability to provide quality care to the patients because of an alarming lack of staff and an excessive workload. In 2016, a FIQ team pointed out the flaws to the institution’s employer, but their demands remained unheeded, even after an expert’s damning report and an arbitrator’s decision. The case is…

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Developing a mobilizing approach on the ratios and taking action

May 3, 2019 – In the Network’s last presentation, the participants used their argumentative skills and ability to mobilize. Role-playing, exposing the main arguments used by opponents to the ratios, timed improvisations to respond to tough facilitators playing the role of healthcare professional, citizens or stubborn employers, the challenge was stimulating! The participants were able to convincingly discuss the ratios in this dynamic exercise in…

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