Shame is highly complex, individualised and contextualised construct and should not be used as a pedagogical intervention to facilitate learning. in this podcast, Will Bynum from Duke university shares his thoughts and research on this complex concept.
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Will Bynum is currently an assistant professor of family medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine and associate program director in the Duke University Family Medicine Residency. After graduating in 2005 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a degree in Biology, he completed medical school at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. and family medicine residency at the National Capital Consortium Family Medicine Residency (NCC FMR) in Fort Belvoir, VA.
Will’s primary academic interest centers on the role of self-conscious emotions (shame, guilt, and pride) in the medical learning experience. He has published and spoken widely on the topic and is furthering his research program through a PhD in Health Professions Education at Maastricht University in Holland. In addition to patient care and educational pursuits, Will’s early interests at Duke include efforts to develop a shame-resilient learning environment, build emotional support resources throughout the organization, and advance empiric understanding of shame and guilt across the medical education spectrum.