Respect & Shame in Healthcare & Bioethics Seminars – recordings

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From established scholars (Luna Dolezal, Vania Smith-Oka, Thomas Gutmann, Barry Lyons, Peter Schaber, Dan Zahavi) and also early career scholars.

Respect and Shame in Healthcare and Bioethics Workshop Series Recordings

The “Respect and Shame in Healthcare and Bioethics” Workshop Series ran in late 2021 and aimed to address the following questions through interdisciplinary dialogue and discussion:

> How are the concepts of respect, disrespect, shame and humiliation relevant to healthcare and bioethics debates?
> Could deeper conceptual, philosophical and phenomenological understandings of (dis)respect, shame and humiliation help improve the practice of medicine?

The seminars featured work from established scholars and early career scholars. Recordings are available of all the seminars, links are below with details of each seminar.

1 October – Watch recording. Luna Dolezal, University of Exeter – “Trauma and Shame: Shame-Sensitive Practice in Trauma-Informed Approaches to Healthcare.”+ ECR presentation from Supriya Subramani, University of Zurich – “Exploring Respect and Humiliation in Bioethics.”

22 October – Watch recording. Vania Smith-Oka, University of Notre Dame – “Microaggressions as Forms of Humiliation and Shame within Medical Encounters in Mexico.”+ ECR presentation from Sarah Howard, University of Birmingham – “Counting Fake Latrines: Shit, Shame and the State.”

5 November – Watch recording. Thomas Gutmann, University of Munster – “The Legal Protection of Respect in Healthcare.” + ECR presentation from Vanessa De Luca, University of Nantes – “Investigating Responsibility and Reactive Responses Towards Addiction.”

19 November – Watch recording. Barry Lyons, Children’s Health, Ireland – “Stigma and the Mental Health of Healthcare Workers.” + ECR presentation from Nataliya Shok, Privolzhsky Research Medical University – “Medical Error as a Stigma: The Moral Code in Healthcare Practice and Bioethics in Russia.”

3 December – Watch recording. Peter Schaber, University of Zurich – “Respect for the Patient’s Wishes.” + ECR presentation from Katharine Cheston, University of Durham – “The ‘Wish to be Treated with Dignity, Respect and Empathy’: (Dis)Respect and Shame in the Context of ‘Medically Unexplained’ Illness.”

17 December – Watch recording. Dan Zahavi, University of Copenhagen – “Shame, Self and Other.” + ECR presentation from Maryam Golafshani, University of Toronto – “Empathy and Shame through Feminist Phenomenology: The Limits and Possibilities of Affective Work in Healthcare.”

Please direct any questions regarding the workshop series to Supriya Subramani: [email protected].

Supriya Subramani – Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich & Luna Dolezal, Associate Professor in Philosophy and Medical Humanities, University of Exeter
Funded by the Wellcome Trust.