Sixty seconds on . . . medical gaslighting.
Patients can be vulnerable to having concerns dismissed or being gaslighted as to their legitimacy. Implicit biases against women in both clinical and administrative settings are known to foster conditions for unsafe care. This piece defines the use of the term gaslighting and how it can result in diagnostic delay due to a lack of patient-centered communication and respect.
Wise J. Sixty seconds on . . . medical gaslighting. BMJ. 2022 Aug 9;378:o1974. doi: