Luna Dolezal’s editorial ‘The Effects of Shame and Stigma on Patient Care’ for the British Journal of Hospital Medicine looks at how stigma in healthcare has been associated with a range of negative outcomes, such as delays in seeking treatment, avoiding clinical encounters and mental distress. It discusses the experience of stigma and argues that understanding shame anxiety and adopting ‘shame-sensitive’ practice is beneficial in healthcare.
Dolezal, L., Editorial: ‘The Effects of Shame and Stigma on Patient Care.’ British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 21 Nov 2022. Access here.