Congratulations to Dr. Leigh Chapman for her recent successful defence of her dissertation titled "Separate Estates: A case study analysis of competency assessment processes among clinicians in a Canadian academic hospital.”
The Paradis Lab is proud of the amazing research that Dr. Chapman has conducted on competency assessment in a Canadian teaching hospitals. Her findings will help hospitals and health professionals improve processes and pay greater attention to the structural and cultural problems that constrain the assessment of competence.
The date of her defence—July 31st, 2019—was serendipitously also the date that the Wettlaufer Inquiry Report was released to the public, with calls to improve patient safety and the monitoring of the health care workforce, particularly in Long-term care. Elizabeth Wettlaufer has been accused of murdering 8 patients and has injured others, yet she was only found guilty after she confessed to the murders.
We wish Dr. Chapman an immense success disseminating her research and influencing policy in the future.