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THE NOCTURNISTS: Shame in Medicine / The Mistake

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are sharing episodes all this week from The Nocturnists' series "Shame in Medicine," hosted by Dr. Emily Silverman. The award-winning series draws on the stories of over 200 healthcare workers across the United States, the UK, and beyond, this series explores how shame manifests in medical culture.

In this episode, we hear about a clinician's worst nightmare: harming a patient. But in a high-stakes profession, practiced by humans in a dysfunctional system, errors are nearly inevitable. So how do we deal with the shame that follows?

The Nocturnists, a Bay Area-based medical storytelling podcast, features personal stories from frontline clinicians, conversations with healthcare experts, and special documentary series like Post-Roe America.