Power dynamics in patient-provider relationship offer ‘fertile arena for gaslighting’

The word “gaslighting” has taken on a life of its own in recent years, being used in the context of interpersonal relationships, political discourse and online chatter.But really, it is just another name for something that many patients with gastrointestinal disease have been experiencing for decades.“Gaslighting refers to a form of cognitive manipulation within an interpersonal relationship in which a more powerful person sows seeds of doubt in a less powerful individual, making them question their own perception, judgment, feelings and/or sanity,” PriyaRead More