Shame and Medicine


2 October 2020

The Shame and Medicine project has officially started, and is launching a new website! (See: https://shameandmedicine.org)

Shame and Medicine is an interdisciplinary research project funded by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award. The project is led by Luna Dolezal (Exeter) and Matthew Gibson (Birmingham) and based at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health and the University of Birmingham, with a collaboration with a clinical partner at Children’s Health, Ireland, in Dublin. The overall aim of the project is to research the role of shame in various aspects of health and medicine, including clinical practice, patient experience and medical student education. Shame and Medicine is engaging a team of researchers in social sciences, cultural studies, medicine and philosophy to investigate the philosophy and cultural representation of shame in medicine, while also doing empirical studies looking at shame experiences in current healthcare practices and professional culture, particularly exploring how race, ethnicity, class and gender impact on the experience of shame. The Shame and Medicine project will provide evidence that will improve the quality of health services and enrich our understanding of the experience of shame as it relates to health, professional practice and education.

Visit the new website to read more about the project, to find out about upcoming events, to see project publications, to sign up for the newsletter and to see the latest blog posts: https://shameandmedicine.org

You can also follow the project on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shame_medicine and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shameandmedicine

If you are interested in taking part in the research, as a patient or doctor, you can sign up here: https://samp.uk

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