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Special COVID Project: COPING (COvid Pandemic Institutional maNaGement)

An innovative research programme dedicated to the management of the health crisis by health facilities in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

A 5-year Project (with a total budget of 400,000 euros) co-piloted by David Vallat, Magellan Research Lab - iaelyon.

COPING (COvid Pandemic Institutional maNaGement)

COPING (COvid Pandemic Institutional maNaGement)

The COVID-19 epidemic, an international health emergency, has been declared by the WHO as global pandemic on March 11, 2020. In this context, the General Direction of the health service of the Ministry of Solidarity and the Ministry of Health launched in spring 2020 the Special COVID call for projects (under the name COVID-19-20-0102), in connection with the REACTing Consortium.

The Hospices Civils de Lyon responded to this call for projects by bringing together a multidisciplinary team integrating four higher education establishments (Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, Sciences Po Lyon, Jean-Moulin Lyon 3 University, the National Conservatory of Arts and Trades) and 4 university hospital centres (CHU de Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Grenoble, Clermont-Ferrand).

So far as we know, Project COPING is the only submission in the field of organizational and managerial analysis of health crisis management among 142 projects responding to this call for projects. The other projects are relating to research into health or technological products.
On May 4, the Ministry's response was known: the project COPING has been selected as "high priority" among the 22 projects.
The scale, the intensity, the duration, the resulting disorganization of health care and the societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic make it a completely new event. This crisis, which is also more akin to a health shock if we consider its brutal nature, clearly revealed the limits of the risk management approach (managing the “known unknown”), which considers crises as isolated events that can be analysed in a Cartesian fashion as linear chains of causes and consequences leading to the implementation of adaptation and prevention measures. The project COPING based on an inventory led by David Vallat (carried out in four university hospitals between September 2020 and April 2021 and having made it possible to bring together more than 200 transcriptions) aims to produce actionable knowledge allowing hospitals to face unforeseeable events, especially to think about the transition from a culture of risk management to a culture of understanding uncertainty.

Research team:

Philippe Michel (HCL) is the study's principal investigator. Julie Haesebaert (HCL) and David Vallat (Sciences Po Lyon / Laboratoire Magellan) are scientific co-directors.
The research team brings together a dozen researchers in public health and management sciences from four higher education institutions (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Sciences Po Lyon, Université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3, the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts and Trades) and 4 university hospital centers (CHU de Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Grenoble, Clermont-Ferrand).

Research communications and publications:

  • David Vallat, Philippe Michel. Resilience of Hospitals in the COVID-19 Crisis: experiences from four french university hospitals. Transnational and Transdisciplinary Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic, May 2021, Hong Kong, China. ⟨hal-03301749⟩
  • David Vallat, Philippe Michel. L’impact de la crise Covid sur l’évolution des concepts et pratiques en gestion des risques dans les établissements de santé. The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Mar 2021, online - https://isqua.org/resources-blog/blog/regardez-l-enregistrement-l’impact-de-la-crise-covid-sur-l’evolution-des-concepts-et-pratiques-en-gestion-des-risques.html, France. ⟨hal-03301636⟩
  • Sandra Bertezene, David Vallat. "Pierre Desproges, Edgar Morin et la crise du SARS-CoV-2". L'action publique face à la pandémie, Berger-Levrault, 2021, 978-2-7013-2158-5. ⟨hal-03337188⟩
  • Philippe Michel, Isabelle Dadon, Julie Haesebaert, David Vallat, Sandra Bertezene, et al.. "COPING, un programme de recherche innovant consacré au pilotage de la crise sanitaire par les établissements de santé en région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes". L'action publique face à la pandémie, Berger-Levrault, 2021, 978-2-7013-2158-5. ⟨hal-03337218⟩
  • Colloque (4 juin 2021) « COVID-19 : les hôpitaux au cœur de la gestion de crise dans les territoires, quel retour d’expérience ? » organisé par les Hospices Civils de Lyon et Sciences Po Lyon en présence de Raymond Le Moign, directeur général des Hospices Civils de Lyon et Georges Képénékian (maire de Lyon) - https://www.sciencespo-lyon.fr/fr/actualite/conferences/chaire-action-publique-x-public-factory-x-hcl

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