Il gaslighting medico. Tra asimmetrie di potere, genere e malattie croniche
In: Minority Reports. Cultural Disability Studies, 2022
The article analyses the medical gaslighting in the experiences of chronically ill women and non-binary people. Medical gaslighting includes minorisation of pain and dismissal of patients’ narratives; it is rooted in the power asymmetry between patients and healthcare professionals and it especially targets racial/sexual minorities and women. The empirical study considered in the article involved qualitative interviews to women and non-binary people with chronic illness. The article explores the narratives of medical gaslighting and analyses forms of injustice and violence related to it. It also analyses the consequences of gaslighting on the individual and collective level, stressing the need to tackle it as a structural oppression.