Name of the activity: Stronger than words
Country/NMO: MedSIN Sudan
Program: Teaching Medical Skills
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: First time Activity
Category: Capacity Building
Focus area: Doctor-Patient communication skills
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
It is a 3 days activity in which 20 participants are to be trained on how they should communicate with patients. The new addition to this activity which rather breaks the uniformity of D-P-Communication activities is that we added how to communicate with patients with hearing disabilities, and patients from a different cultural background.
For communication with patients plays a great role in a physician’s work, we must all acquire this skill . Moreover, medical schools don’t consider teaching the communication skills necessary to deal with patients with hearing loss. And since Sudan is a multicultural country having hundreds and thousands of dialects, many graduated doctors still have difficulty dealing with patients who come from the countryside for instance, or even when they attain to work in such areas.
General population, Medical students, People with disabilities
By the end of this activity, Participants will be trained on necessary Doctor Patient communication skills
By the end of this activity, Participants will be trained on Cultural Differences in dealing with patients
By the end of this activity, Participants will value people with disabilities.
By the end of this activity, the Relevance and Impact of SCOME locally will increase.
Indicators of Success:
IOS: 67% of participants will be able to value the duties of a good doctor.
IOS: 67% of participants will be able to relate the barriers in patient-doctor relationships.
IOS: 67% of participants will be able to state that they understand the concept of non-discrimination and and the danger of sterotyping.
IOS: 67% of participants will be able to state that they can deal with patients from different cultures as a medical professional.
IOS: 67% of participants will be able to recognize at least 2 of the struggles faced by medical professionals when dealing with patients from different cultures.
IOS: 67% of participants will be able to provide basic understanding and sensitivity to individuals with hearing impairment.
IOS: 67% of participants will be able to identify common types of hearing loss and possible treatment options.
IOS: 67% of participants will be about to know the basic medical terms in sign language
First the activity will have a well prepared publication plan, then a Call for OCs and Participants will open, selected participants and OCs will be contacted via email. OCs shall start working alongside assistants to ensure the smooth flow of the activity. Material shall be provided by trainers and the logistics and hosting will be prepared early. All required criteria by the facilitator should be provided, and the LOME, or one of the assistants, and the OC should be attending the whole session. The Collaborators were contacted directly in their office.
Plans for evaluation:
A pre-evaluation form was sent and filled in at the beginning of the workshop, in order to assess their overall knowledge regarding the skills and topics presented in this workshop. After the end of training a Post- evaluation form will also be filled by participants to assess their overall knowledge and skills gained after training.
Yes, Sudanese National Society of Deaf which is a NGO.
We’ll have trainers who facilitate/train Medical signs language training.
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