Shame is part of healthcare, and yet it so often goes unnamed. For this very special Compassion in Action webinar, we’ve teamed up with The Nocturnists medical storytelling organization to introduce their latest project, Shame in Medicine: The Lost Forest, to the Schwartz Center community.
Why shame? It’s everywhere in healthcare – from training to clinician experience and beyond. And when we fail to address it, we can face a range of negative outcomes – burnout, depression, poor health, and unprofessional behavior, among others. But by naming the unnamed – by sharing our stories and moving towards mutual understanding – we can prevent such outcomes and begin to heal our medical culture.
During this important conversation, Emily Silverman, MD, an internist and host/creator of The Nocturnists, will moderate a panel discussion with shame researcher Will Bynum, MD, associate professor of family medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, director of the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program and co-producer of The Nocturnists’ Shame in Medicine; Tina McDowell, RN, emergency medicine nurse leader and educator; and Uchenna C. Ewulonu, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and pediatric hospitalist and associate program director at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. They’ve courageously shared their stories of shame on The Nocturnists’ new 10-part documentary podcast series and will discuss them further with us during this session. We hope you will join us.
This webinar is being offered in partnership with #FirstRespondersFirst, a fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.