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#80: Embarrassment and Humiliation

Embarrassment and Humiliation

1. Introduction

  • Amanda welcomes listeners back to the podcast.
  • Laura and Kendra introduce themselves.
  • Amanda's reminder for listeners to leave a five-star review.

2. Topic Introduction: Emotional Granularity

  • The importance of giving words to feelings.
  • Using language to process and take ownership of emotions.
  • Focus of the episode: humiliation and embarrassment in medicine.

3. Previous Discussion: Podcast #60

  • Source: Brene Brown's Atlas of the Heart.
  • Recap on the terms guilt and shame: Guilt as an emotion experienced when doing something wrong and Shame as a feeling that there's something inherently wrong with oneself.
  • Relating guilt and shame to humiliation and embarrassment.

4. Humiliation: Definition and Example

  • Being seen as unworthy of connection and feeling unjustly degraded.
  • Impact on personal identity.
  • Example: a med student not passing an exam and being shamed on social media.

5. Positive Perspective in Medicine

  • Anecdote: the significance of earning an MD irrespective of rank.
  • Reference to Malcolm Gladwell's book.
  • Emphasis on perspective and self-worth.

6. Kendra on Class Rankings and Talent

  • The idea that not everyone can be top-ranked.
  • The significance of clinical skills over just academic performance.
  • Recognizing the variety of talents in medicine.

7. Embarrassment: Definition and Differences from Humiliation

  • Temporary feelings everyone experiences.
  • Not an attack on personal identity.
  • Examples include dress mishaps and unintentional remarks.

8. Kendra on Competition and Comparison in Medicine

  • Discussing the prevalence of humiliation and embarrassment in the medical field.
  • The competitive nature of medical school.
  • How these feelings can be propagated during medical rotations.

9. The Fears Patients Face

  • Concerns about physical procedures.
  • Emotional fears and avoidance of judgment.
  • The consequences of avoiding medical attention.

10. Self-awareness and Interactions

  • Recognizing our biases.
  • The importance of individualizing patient care.
  • Amanda reflects on her personal experiences.

11. Influences and Judgments Among Medical Staff

  • Laura shares an anecdote about pre-judgments.
  • The dangers of making assumptions.

12. Guilt, Embarrassment, and Humiliation in the Medical Field

  • Exploring the negative impacts on relationships and patient care.
  • The role of self-awareness.

13. Fostering Collaboration and Respect

  • The importance of valuing team contributions.
  • Addressing disagreements respectfully.

14. Conclusion and Announcements

  • Announcing the free webinar: "What's the ICD-10 code for Injury Sustained in a Dumpster Fire".
  • Instructions on sign-up and further information.
  • Parting words and encouragement.

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