Medical gaslighting can be deadly

April 13, 2022
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An bed in the ICU designated for COVID patients.

Going to the doctor can be anxiety-producing, particularly for women and people of color. They may not be believed and studies show they are more likely to be misdiagnosed. The phenomenon has a new name: medical gaslighting and the consequences can be deadly. Medical sociologist Karen Lutfey, of CU Denver, studies health care decision-making and disparities.