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The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Accreditation Canada and the Canadian Home Care Association are pleased to announce that a research team led by Dr. Mark Fleming, Professor of Safety Culture at Saint Mary’s University, has been selected as the recipient of a $45,000 research grant.

A leading international expert in organizational safety and patient safety culture, Dr. Fleming’s research will further the study of safety culture within the domains of primary care and home care by aiming to answer the question: What can we learn from the patient/ client experience at the primary care/ home care interface that will help us improve safety? This study will explore care transitions between primary care and home care.  Patient and family caregiver involvement in all aspects of the study will speak to the patient experience as the motivator for change.

The team’s final report will be available on our website after March 31, 2015.

Team

Lead
Dr. Mark Fleming, CN Professor of Safety Culture, Saint Mary’s University

Co-lead
Dr. Andrea Bishop, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary’s University

Co-Applicants
Dr. Lianne Jeffs, St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Chair in Nursing Research (2013-2018) and Scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Dr. Ariella Lang, Nurse Scientist, VON Canada

Dr. Marilyn Macdonald, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University

This project was made possible through the cash and in-kind contributions of:

  • Accreditation Canada
  • Canadian Home Care Association
  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute