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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Violence in the occupational therapy workplace survey

Workplace violence has become an alarming phenomenon worldwide. Health sector personnel are particularly at risk of violence in their workplace. Current figures represent only the tip of the iceberg… (World Health Organization 2008)

The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta, with an Occupational Health and Safety Innovation and Engagement grant from Alberta Labour, is building a workplace violence educational resource website.  The website is specifically about and for occupational therapists (OTs) and OT students.  An important part of this work is gathering information about OTs’ and students experiences of workplace violence.  To do this we are using the World Health Organization’s survey tool – Workplace Violence in the Health Sector.  

Your opinion and experiences matter- please participate in the OT workplacesurvey . 

The survey is completely anonymous and neither the researchers (Cary Brown, Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta and Annette Rivard, OT, PhD, project co-ordinator), nor anyone else, will not be able to identify individual participants.  There are no risks to you by participating in the survey and you can exit it at any time prior to clicking the submit button at the end.  Because the survey is anonymous we cannot remove your data after you submit your survey responses. 
Your completing the survey is interpreted as consent to participate.  You can quit the survey at any point by closing your browser.  The survey responses will be used to help us build the most useful educational resource website for occupational therapists and students.  The findings will be shared with OTs in the province through a short report and a formal report may also be published or presented in a forum relevant to therapists.
If you have any questions you can contact Cary Brown (cary.brown@ualberta.ca or phone 780-492-9545). 

Please click here to access the survey.

 This survey has been approved by the University of Alberta Research Ethics Board.  If you have concerns about this study, you may contact the Research Ethics Office, at 492-2615. This office has no direct involvement with this project.

If you would like more information about the study please contact Cary Brown, PhD, Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta  cary.brown@ualberta.ca or (780)492-9545.

Thank you! We look forward to sharing the project and the final website with you.
Cary A. Brown, Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta  

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