You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss shame.
Shame is that terrible, private feeling that something is wrong with us – that we are somehow defective as a person. These feelings of regret and responsibility can be triggered when you are diagnosed with a disease. Certain diseases can sometimes be stigmatized by others, but it does not matter why or how someone has a disease, all that matter is what happens moving forward. Shame can quite often prevent people from getting the care they need and deserve.
Video: Listening to shame | Brené Brown https://youtu.be/psN1DORYYV0
Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:
T1: What role does shame play in healthcare for patients?
T2: Has shame about your health ever prevented or delayed you seeking care or support?
T3: What are your experiences of disease and the issue of shame?
T4: Why do you think some patients feel shame more than others?
T5: How have you overcome feelings of shame or helped others overcome shame?
T6: How might we support more patients in overcoming shame around their health?
T7: How can we de-stigmatize diseases?