United Nurses of Alberta and Covenant Health have issued a joint statement to update UNA members and Covenant Health leaders of the progress being made toward improving the Professional Responsibility Concern process.
The statement, signed by UNA President Heather Smith, Covenant Health Senior Operating Officer Rural Health Sheli Murphy, Senior Operating Officer Grey Nuns Hospital Karen MacMillan, Senior Operating Officer Misericordia Community Hospital Janet Schimpf, and Senior Operating Officer Scott Baerg, reinforces the commitment to ensuring Professional Responsibility Concern Committees are an effective, proactive and collaborative mechanism to address patient care issues.
The statement reaffirms a shared vision and principles that the PRC process promotes safe and high-quality patient care.
While the UNA/Covenant Health Collective Agreement outlines the process, new resources coming this fall will foster a more collaborative and consistent approach to applying the PRC process and detail best practices related to supporting safe, quality patient care in a just culture environment.
A similar statement was issued by UNA and Alberta Health Services in June 2017.
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