A yearly module on disclosure of disability for medical students :
Medical students accumulate a great deal of theoretical knowledge throughout their studies, but do not have enough training in patient relations even though diagnosis disclosures are sensitive moments, both for patients and professionals. Armed with these findings, FHU TRANSLAD team members joined forces with persons from widely-varying spheres (university hospital doctors, psychologists, nurse, patients, parents, an HR consultant, an osteopath, a meditation instructor, a coach, a secretary, among others) to offer a pedagogical human experience unlike anything in France: an optional module for 3rd-year medical students on “Disclosure of diagnosis and doctor-patient relations”.
This novel but key educational module, was conducted over two days in May 2016, 2017, 2018 and over 3 days in 2019 and attended by about 60 students who said they were pleased with this original mode of teaching : patient/parent testimonials, situational reconstruction, filmography, theoretical and practical teaching. This teaching is conducted every year, building on the success of these initial experiments, which aim to direct the medicine of the future along a more protective and humane path.
The 2020 edition has been cancelled due to the health crisis related to COVID-19. It should have been enriched by the presence of actors for the simulations.
As of the year 2024, it is planned that the module will become mandatory for all medical students, following the overhaul of medical studies.
For improved relations between patients and nursing staff: 2 lecture discussions with Martin Winckler
The highlight of 26 March 2018 was the arrival in Dijon of the famous French doctor, novelist and essayist Martin Winckler, author of several publications, including: Le chœur des femmes, La Maladie de Sachs, Les Brutes en blanc.
When illness occurs, a person changes to “sick” or “patient” status and can feel more vulnerable. The doctor or nurse is there to provide one-time supportive care at that particular moment, or for life, if the person is faced with an incurable chronic disease. Regardless of the situation, a relationship is formed. How can it be made as supportive and as constructive as possible ?
To further explore the points raised on this topic, Martin Winckler did us the honour of coming to Dijon for two discussion forums: the first as a closed session, for medical students, whether or not they had taken the “Disclosure of Diagnosis” module, and the second open to all, nursing staff and general public. Over 300 persons turned up for the privilege of attending this discussion.