On this page you can find some Useful Links to other projects, resources and writings that address issues related to shame in health and medicine.
- The Shame Conversation – The Shame Conversation is a project which aims to help initiate, facilitate and sustain open and honest conversations to bring shame in healthcare and medicine into the light. The Shame Conversation was created by a team of healthcare professionals at the Duke University School of Medicine, led by Dr Will Bynum. The aim is to change the culture of medicine so that there is open engagement with shame and other challenging emotions.
- Care Under Pressure Project – Care Under Pressure is an interdisciplinary research programme, based at the University of Exeter Medical School, that aims to understand the causes of mental ill-health in doctors, across specialties and career stages, and make informed recommendations to tackle this problem.
- Working Cultures, Mental Health and Suicide Among Junior Doctors – A mixed method study to identify working conditions and work cultures associated with psychological distress and suicidality among junior doctors working in the NHS. This research project has been developed in collaboration with junior doctors.
- The Pandemic and Beyond – A hub for researchers, decision-makers and user groups to understand how COVID-19 in impacting on law, culture, society, health and the arts.
- Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder podcast – Shame and hoarding with Professor Luna Dolezal in Episode 95.
- Being Well Podcast – ‘Changing Your Relationship to Shame‘, with Forrest Hanson and Dr. Rick Hanson
- ‘How Perfectionism and Shame Lead to Stress and Burnout‘, with Dr Sandy Miles, ‘You are not a Frog’ podcast
- Breaking the Silence: Shame in the Medical Community with Dr. Emily Silverman
- See, Hear, Feel – Compilation Episode featuring Dr Will Bynum
- See, Hear, Feel – Luna Dolezal discusses Shame in Medicine with Dr Christine J. Ko in Episode 19
- Shame Experiences in Premedical and Medical Students with Dr Will Bynum and Dr Joe Jackson – Academic Medicine Podcast
- See, Hear, Feel – Experts in psychology explain important concepts that will improve your ability to observe, listen, and manage emotions.
- Medicine360 – Medicine 360 asks what medicine and the arts can give one another in the pursuit of a good life.
- Shame Resilience in Medical Education with Dr Will Bynum – Critical Care Education Medical Podcasts
- On Shame with Luna Dolezal – Thales Well Podcast
- The Nocturnists – On the Nocturnists podcast healthcare workers share stories of joy, sorrow, and self-discovery including Shame in Medicine: The Lost Forest – drawing on the stories of over 200 healthcare workers across the United States, the United Kingdom, and beyond, this series explores how shame manifests in medical culture.
- The Coronavirus Guilt Trip – NPR Podcast looking at the roll of public shaming during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Talks and Videos
- Working Cultures, Mental Health and Suicide Among Junior Doctors – a mixed method study at the University of Birmingham, led by Dr Ruth Riley, to identify working conditions and work cultures associated with psychological distress and suicidality among junior doctors working in the NHS. The film presents a personal account from one junior doctor.
- Doctors Make Mistakes, Can We Talk About That? – Brian Goldman’s TED Talk exploring medicine’s culture of denial (and shame) and calling on doctors to start talking about making mistakes.
- Shame: An Interview with Dr Jonathon Tomlinson – Hear GP Jonathon Tomlinson talk with UCL’s Dr Rob Stephens about shame in medicine.
- Listening to Shame – Brené Brown’s TED talk where she explores shame as a silent epidemic and the secret force behind many broken behaviours.
- Pandemic and Beyond Films – each film focuses on a key way that Arts and Humanities research has contributed to COVID-19 response and recovery.
- We Need to Talk About Shame – In this series of six essays, published by the Wellcome Collection, journalist and author Lucia Osborne-Crowley explores what makes shame so powerful and the impact it can have on physical health. Reflecting on her own experiences following a violent sexual assault, Lucia reveals what she has learned about where shame comes from, what it’s for and how it works.
- A Better NHS – Blog by NHS GP Jonathan Tomlinson exploring the relationships between doctors and patients and health policy. See posts on Shame, Empathy and Shame, Shame and Redemption, and Empathy, Shame and Medical Professionals.