Risk Mapping

Risk Mapping Patterns in Community Pharmacy Error Reporting

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists

Patient/Public Partner(s)

Sam Belbin

Project Trainee(s)

Julia Rodgers


Andrea Bishop

Funding Source(s)

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

Project Objectives

To determine how risk is considered, conceptualized, and studied in community pharmacy practice. To determine how Canadian pharmaceutical regulators define, discuss, and craft regulations related to risk. To determine what resources concerning risk (risk mitigation strategies) are available in community pharmacy settings. To determine how risk management in pharmacy regulatory practices differs from that in the Information Technology industry.

Research Approach

Rapid Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

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Kim Sears

Position: Queens University, Joanna Briggs Institute
Email: searsk@queensu.ca

Dr. Kim Sears is a Professor at Queen’s University. She is the Associate Director of Health Quality Programs. Dr. Sears has over thirty years’ experience as a nurse. Throughout her teaching experience, she has been primarily involved in the area of quality and safety in healthcare. She conducts an active program of research in health services with a focus on advancing quality care, reducing risk and improving patient safety. The majority of her work focuses on furthering the quality and safety of medication delivery. Dr. Sears has experience working integrative studies using systemic review methodology.

Kim Sears

Queens University, Joanna Briggs Institute

Dr. Kim Sears is a Professor at Queen’s University. She...