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May 12, 2021

In this Third Rail Edition of the CFP Podcast, Editorial Fellow Dr. Sarah Fraser interviews Dr. Paige Sweet about the topic of gaslighting in medicine.

Dr. Sweet is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sweet provides insight on the sociologic aspects of gaslighting applied to a medical context. 

You can read Dr. Sweet's work: "The Sociology of Gaslighting" in the American Sociological Review. Her upcoming book, “The Politics of Surviving: How Women Navigate Domestic Violence and Its Aftermath" will come out in November.

Read Dr. Fraser's Third Rail article in the May 2021 edition of CFP, "The toxic power dynamics of gaslighting in medicine"

The Third Rail is the rail on a train track with a live current running through it, dangerous to the touch. This section in Canadian Family Physician and the CFP Podcast deals with topics that are "Third Rail": controversial and taboo in family medicine.