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Dolezal, L. and Rose, A. Shame, Guilt and Medical Error in Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder. Literature and Medicine (Forthcoming).

Lyons, B., Gibson, M., and Dolezal, L. Stories of Shame. The Lancet. Vol. 391, 2018: 1568-69.

Dolezal, L. and B. Lyons. Health-related Shame: An Affective Determinant of Health? Medical Humanities. Vol. 43, No. 4, December 2017: 257-263Open Access.**

Lyons, B. and Dolezal, L. Shame, Stigma and Medicine: Editorial. Medical Humanities. Vol. 43, No. 4: December 2017: 208-210. Open Access.**

Dolezal, L. Shame, Vulnerability and Belonging: Reconsidering Sartre’s Account of Shame. Human Studies. . Vol. 40, No. 3, 2017: 421-438. Open Access.

Dolezal, L. The Phenomenology of Shame in the Clinical Encounter. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, Vol. 18, No. 4. 2015: 567-576.


Dolezal, L. & Lyons, B. (Eds.) Special Issue of Medical Humanities on Shame, Stigma and Medicine. Vol. 43, No. 4, December 2017. Access here.



Dolezal, L. Body Shame and Female Experience. In Dem Erleben Auf Der Spur: Feminismus und Phänomenologie [Discovering Lived Experience: Feminism and Phenomenology]. Edited by Hilge Landweer and Isabella Marcinski. Transcript Press, November 2016.



Rose, A. and Dolezal, L. Saving Face and Public Health. BMJ Medical Humanities Blog, 26 May 2020. Available online.*

Rose, A. and Dolezal, L. Stigma and the Logics of Wartime. Covid-19, Fieldsights, 5 May 2020. Available online.*

Dolezal, L. and Rose, A. Naming and Shaming: Covid-19 and the Health Professional. BMJ Medical Humanities Blog, 7 April 2020. Available online.

Dolezal, L. and Lyons, B. Shaming People About their Lifestyle Habits Does Nothing to Improve Their Health. The Conversation. 5 December 2017. Available online

Dolezal, L. Can Plastic Surgery Make You More Authentic?: Authenticity, Shame and Cosmetic Surgery, IAI Magazine, Vol. 60, 14 November, 2017. Available online




Dolezal, L. ‘Shame, stigma and COVID-19’ at “COVID Societies: What is the place of the social sciences and humanities in pandemic times?” Seminar co-hosted by Egenis and WCCCEH, University of Exeter. 9 October, 2020.

Dolezal, L. ‘Chronic Shame and Trauma’ at Plymouth Trauma Network Lived Experience Group meeting, 29 September, 2020.




*Supported by ‘Shame and Medicine’ Wellcome Collaborative Award [217879/Z/19/Z].

**Supported  by ‘Shame and Medicine’ Wellcome Seed Award [201518/Z/16/Z]

Special Issue of Medical Humanities on Shame, Stigma and Medicine. Vol. 43, No. 4, December 2017.