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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Recovery and Death

Hatcher, Lydia; 2010. I met Jim shortly after I began my private practice about 12 years ago. He was only a couple of years older than I was. His family heard I did counselling and his wife had...


    De l’autre côté du rideau…

    Malherbe, Stéphanie; 2010. On dit que la médecine est un art plus qu’une science. Cela doit faire de nous les médecins, des artistes du mieux être la vie de nos patients, beau temps, mauvais temps.


      Marie, ma petite Marie

      Moreau, Anne; 2010. Il y a 25 ans, alors qu’à 27 ans je revenais au travail après mon premier accouchement, j’ai eu le privilege d’assurer le suivi à domicile de Marie, jeune femme de 19 ans en phase...



        Neimanis, Ieva; 2010. The difficult hours came, hope faded. He would not recover. His life was ending. I took his hand and spoke of walking together again, as we had three years ago, in the countryside of his...



          Oliver, Doug; 2010. This is a story about Mia. A beautiful, perfectly healthy 16 month old girl who suffered a stroke. This is also a story about Mia’s parents. They had 4 children and Mia was...



            Paquin, Stéphanie; 2010. Quito, Équateur. La vieille radio noire grinche lorsqu’on tourne la roulette. La bachata langoureuse résonne comme dans une boite de conserve.


              My daughter, the doctor

              Pereles, Lauretta; 2010. “You took your time calling back.”My sister Tammy answers. “I called as soon as I could.” “They’re taking Mom to the operating room right now. Tracy and Gord are...


                Dawson's Fingers

                Purdon, Mike; 2010. A few years ago, on a drizzly day in Seattle, my wife and I began on a path that would take me back home to Canada and through the little town of Burns Lake in Northern BC, where I...



                  Acton, Saskia; 2010. Phone ringing, calling me out of a deep sleep. The clock says it’s 1:20am. “ Who would be calling at this hour ?” my husband murmurs, still asleep. He always says this, even after 16 years of sleeping...


                    Before she flees she remembers to count her blessings

                    Loewen, Ann E; 2010. Curiously, a recurrent theme in my life is that I have had to get out of the way of oncoming harm in a hurry. The truths that are revealed...

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