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Shame is ubiquitous in healthcare. Shame experiences in healthcare workers contribute to burnout, depression, suicidality, impaired empathy, disengagement from learning, social isolation, diminished physical wellness, unprofessional behavior, and altered professional identity formation — all challenges that continue to vex the medical community and lead to poor health outcomes.
Our 10-part audio documentary series on The Nocturnists podcast, Shame in Medicine: The Lost Forest explores how shame manifests in medical culture. Hosted by Emily Silverman, MD and produced in collaboration with consortium members Will Bynum and Luna Dolezal, this podcast series breaks the silence about shame in medical practice, sharing intimate stories told by healthcare workers from across the globe.
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Alongside the podcast series, The Nocturnists have developed an impact campaign to encourage audiences to use the series as a catalyst for new conversations about shame in medical culture. The Shame in Medicine series website houses discussion guides for each episode, tips for how to organize a conversation about shame in local communities, an outreach kit, resources for further study on shame, a portal to share personal reflections about the series, and more.