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  • Women seeking credibility in health care feel ‘on trial,’ struggle with constraints of double binds

    Woman in a bathrobe seated on a bench in a hospital hallway being comforted by her physician

    Women whose health problems have been dismissed in the past said they struggle when interacting with physicians who make them feel illegitimate as they pursue diagnoses and treatment. 

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  •  Editor’s notes: To reach Charee Thompson, call 217-300-7939; email  


    The paper, “A grounded theory of credibility work and illness: Explication and application to the case of women on trial in health care” is available online or from the News Bureau.


    DOI: 10.1177/00936502231184318


    The paper “Women’s experiences of health-related communicative disenfranchisement” is available online or from the News Bureau.


    DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2022.2137772