Stories In Family Medicine

Stories in family medicine    Welcome! These are our stories about the meaning of being a family physician, and the contributions of family medicine and family physicians to the history of medicine, health care and life in Canada. Supported by AMS and the CFPC Research and Education Foundation.

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The Path to an End

Ricella, David; 2015. As I cautiously wandered into the dimly lit hospital room, I could feel my pulse gently rising, my heart accelerating to the swift pace of a Monteverdi scherzo.


    Blessed to see Death

    Tatham, Barbara; 2015. As I was driving away from the long term care facility after pronouncing an elderly woman dead, to a pub to meet colleagues for celebratory drinks and our staff christmas party, I couldn’t help but be struck by the dichotomy of my day.


      Beating Autism: The Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs

      Tsikata, Setorme; 2015. Ali, a 35 year old male presented with a 6 week history of anxiety and insomnia. He was the first patient that evening while I covered for a senior colleague in the ER.


        Going to Sleep

        Lepp, Amanda; 2015. I was apprehensive about my first home visit with the palliative care nurse for the region where I was doing my clerkship family medicine rotation.  


          MED 541

          Halladay, Andrew; 2015. There is something to be said about the need to establish professional boundaries. As physicians we need to be grounded, objective and as much as possible, not let our personal concerns colour our judgement.


            The Yellow Canary

            Rappaport, Maureen; 2015. One of the things we cherish most in the practice of family medicine is the doctor-patient relationship but unlike the other things we do, this is something hard to measure.



              Zacharin, Laura; 2010. I shut the office door. There is a 18.2 x 14.7 x 12.5 cm solid mass. I pulled the shades


                Maintaining Hope Through the Cancer Journey

                MacDonald, Ian; 2014. As you can see, I am wearing my yellow T-shirt. This is the Survivors' Shirt from The Relay for Life of the...


                  She Didn't Fall

                  Caldwell, Paul; 2014. She has a fractured hip – I’m sure of it. She’s lying on the floor in her bedroom, face up, arms out at her sides, fingers clawing at...


                    Les premières fois

                    Berkane, Fazia; 2014. En tant que médecin, l'exposition à la mort est bien entendue chose courante. Après plus de six mois de résidence, j'ai du à maintes reprises...  

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