Shame and Medicine Exeter
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The COVID-19 public health emergency has revealed how the affective dimensions of medicine and public health are infused with shame and stigma.

We have done some preliminary writing exploring the public shaming of frontline doctors during Covid, the positive and negative stigma attached to health workers and the idea the ‘saving face’ is motivating political public health decisions.

Read our recent Blog post Shame, Stigma and COVID-19.

At present we are applying for funding for a project entitled “Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19”.

The Exploring Society with COVID-19 platform at the University of Exeter showcases our work that pertains to COVID-19.