NHS Shame In this thought-provoking blog post on A Better NHS, this General Practitioner explores shame and its slient ubiquity. He covers a myriad of topics including shame in ageing, shame in medical professionals, and shame in obesity. Most importantly, he discusses why shame matters.
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TEDx Listening to Shame by Dr. Brené Brown In this engaging TED talk, Brene Brown discuss the unspoken and destructive epidemic of shame. She explores what happens when people confront their shame head-on.
Contributor: Rebecca Chason, MDJune 4, 2015Topics: Keywords: /
The Journal of the American Medical Association Filling the Void by Dr. Peter Vash (NOTE: JAMA login required) In this short article, Dr. Vash provides us with the story of a young woman with obesity and her underlying struggles, which he only learn through compassionate long-term patient-physician relationship, ultimately leading to physical and mental healing.
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TEDx Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that? What’s an acceptable “batting average” for a physician? Brian Goldman examines the paradox of perfection in medicine, starting with three little words all physicians dread.
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New York Times Tiger Mom, Meet Diet Enforcer by Julie Bosman Dara-Lynn Weiss, frustrated and concerned about her 7-year-old daughter’s weight, put her on a strict diet, wrote about it in Vogue, and then signed a book deal. Should she be condemned? lauded?, both? neither?
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SalonDotCom Why is Georgia Shaming Fat Children? A bold ad campaign’s goal is to target childhood obesity – but is it actually targeting overweight kids?
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Atlantic The Fine Line Between Educating and Shaming by Lindsay Abrams Slogans that stigmatize obesity don’t get their message across and may do more harm than good. In fact, considerable evidence demonstrates that individuals who feel stigmatized or shamed about their excess weight engage in higher calorie intake, unhealthy eating behaviors, binge-eating patterns, as well as avoidance of exercise. How can we be anti-obesity without being anti-obese people?
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Atlantic A Case for Shaming Obese People, Tastefully by Lindsay Abrams Should social pressure and vigorous government action be used to curb the rates of obesity in America?
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