Harm Reduction Strategies for Patient Alcohol and Drug-Use

Identifying Harm Reductions Strategies for Alcohol and Drug-Use in In-Patient Care Settings and Emergency Departments: A Scoping Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

Unity Health Toronto

Patient/Public Partner(s)

Caroline Jose, Morgan Joudrey

Project Trainee(s)

Mari Somerville


Alexander Caudarella

Funding Source(s)

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance
  • Unity Health Toronto

Project Objectives

To identify and synthesize reported harm reduction strategies that have been implemented in in-patient settings and emergency departments for people who use alcohol and/or drugs.

Research Approach

Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

Janet Curran

Position: Dalhousie University, Maritimes SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Email: jacurran@dal.ca

Janet Curran is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is Co-Director of the Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change: Joanna Briggs Centre in the School of Nursing and holds a scientific appointment in pediatrics and emergency medicine at the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre.
Dr. Curran’s program of research is focused on developing and evaluating interventions to improve transitions in care for children and their families/caregivers. She received the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) Terry Klassen Young Investigator Award and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions Early Career Research Excellence Award in 2015. Her program of research is supported by a CIHR New Investigator Award in Knowledge Translation and her research is directly informed by the inclusion of multiple stakeholders (patients, caregivers, clinicians, and administrators). She currently leads a CIHR-NSHRF funded multi-centred national study exploring best practice strategies for discharge communication in paediatric emergency practice settings.

Janet Curran

Dalhousie University, Maritimes SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Janet Curran is an Associate Professor in the School of...

Project Outputs