Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Reporting Suspected Abuse and Neglect, Whistle-blowing Protection - Video

Woodingford Lodge, together with support from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) and with funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care created a video depicting interaction with a management team attending a morning meeting. It is a supplementary video to the five videos developed by Parkview Manor Health Care Centre in 2015, which illustrate interactions between staff and residents in a long-term care (LTC) home.

The purpose of this video is to provide a fictional scene which can be viewed and then discussed as part of an educational program to raise awareness, prevent and address abuse and neglect of older adults, and allow for self-reflection. This video addresses whistle-blowing protection and the moral, ethical, professional and legal aspects of reporting suspected abuse and neglect. The goal of this video is to positively change the workplace culture to support the reporting of suspected abuse and neglect.

The discussion guide (also available under 'downloadable files' at the bottom of the page) has been developed for educators or facilitators. Use it to promote critical thinking, enhance learning and help generate conversation. The guide highlights key points for discussion, suggested questions and possible responses and, provides tips for the facilitator. Facilitators are responsible for providing accurate and up-to-date information regarding legislation and its own organization policies.

Reporting Suspected Abuse and Neglect, Whistle-blowing Protection

Downloadable Files:
Discussion guide for Woodingford video1.2 MB