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 a Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University and a Research Chair in Quality and Patient Safety at IWK Health, Nova Scotia Health and Dalhousie University.

She is the Scientific Lead in the Strengthening Transitions in Care lab at IWK Health where her program of research is focused on co-designing and evaluating best practice and policy change interventions to improve transitions in care for patients and families. Her co-design work is informed by collaborating with multiple stakeholders including patients, parents and caregivers, healthcare providers, and policy makers.

Janet Curran

Dalhousie University, Maritimes SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Janet Curran is a Professor in the School of Nursing...

Project Outputs