Towards a sociological understanding of medical gaslighting in western health care

In recent years, the term ‘medical gaslighting’ and accompanying accounts of self- identified women experiencing invalidation, dismissal and inadequate care have proliferated in the media. Gaslighting has primarily been conceptualized in the field of psychology as a phenomenon within interpersonal relationships. Following the work of Paige Sweet (American Sociological Review, 84, 2019, 851), I argue […]