‘Validation, empathy, good communication’ key to minimize gaslighting in GI care

Gaslighting occurs in a relationship when one person is made to feel manipulated and questions their reality. Medical gaslighting takes place when a patient’s concerns about their health are dismissed, minimized or they do not feel heard.The invitation to write an editorial about gaslighting in gastroenterology comes at an interesting time when resources in medical settings are extremely limited, affecting both patients and providers.Unfortunately, due to the nature of GI symptoms and conditions, this field is rife with patients who have experienced subtle (eg, a rushed clinic visit)Read More