Rash of suicides linked to nurses’ deplorable working conditions

Éric Marquis, World Socialist Web Site, September 6, 2010 A 58 year-old nurse working at Québec City’s Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ) recently took her own life. It was the fifth suicide of a nurse at this institution in 18 months. In a letter addressed to those nearest to her, the latest suicide victim, a 58 year-old nurse with 37 years working experience, reportedly attributed at least some of the difficulties that caused her to take her own life to management’s insistence that she return to work from medical leave before she felt capable of resuming work. This became public when a nurse contacted the TVA television network to draw attention to the connection ... Rash