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Shame, Health and Lived Experience Workshop recordings

Shame, Health and Lived Experience was a 2-day workshop organised by the Centre for Subjectivity Research and the Shame and Medicine Project, an interdisciplinary research project investigating the role of shame and negative self-conscious emotions in medicine and healthcare.  It took place in April 2022.

Shame, Health and Lived Experience is an interdisciplinary workshop brought together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and fields to reflect on how experiences of shame may impact on health and wellbeing. Shame remains both under-theorized and under-acknowledged in the contexts of health and medicine, however individuals and practitioners commonly acknowledge that shame is often significant when considering an individual’s health status – it can be both a ‘symptom’ and a possible cause of ill health. The aim of the workshop was to investigate through various disciplinary lenses and approaches how shame manifests in lived experience and the consequences and implications for health.


Confirmed speakers:

Shame, Health and Lived Experience: Introduction – Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter). View recording.

Carsten Stage (Aarhus University) – ‘Shame and Chronic illness – Exploring the Affective Complexities of Illness-related Shame through Participatory Research on Social Media.’  View recording.

Alba Montes Sánchez (University College Cork) and Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen) – ‘The Nature and Appropriateness of Survivor Shame.’ View recording.

Dawn Leeming (University of Huddersfield) – ‘Researching a Taboo.’ View recording.

Emily Hartz (University of Copenhagen) – ‘Eldercare and the Lived Experience of Shame and Boredom.’ View recording.

Jane MacNaughton (Durham University) – ‘Shame in Women’s Reproductive Health.’ View recording.

Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter) & Barry Lyons (Children’s Health Ireland) – ‘Unsettling Consent?: Considering the Phenomenology of Shame in Clinical Encounters.’ View recording.

Phil Hutchinson (Manchester Metropolitan University) – ‘Shame’s Object(s): Interactionally Respecifying Stigma.’ View recording.

Ruth Riley (University of Surrey) – ‘Shame Associated with the Stigma of Mental Ill Health and Culture of Invulnerability in Doctors.’ View recording.

Will Bynum (Duke University) –‘Learning Medicine in the ‘Shadow of Shame’: A Qualitative Exploration of Shame Experienced across the Continuum of Medical Education.’ View recording.