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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In the aftermath of the tsunami

Bhayana, Bhooma; 2007. The devastation wrought in Asia by the tsunami of December 26, 2004, has become irreversibly imprinted on our collective consciousness. There was a massive...

2007

It’s Tuesday so I must be in…Why I choose to act as a locum

Tepper, Joshua; 2007. Looking out the window of the 12-seat aircraft I soak in the vista of hundreds of small lakes, jagged edges of the Canadian...

2007

    Learning the simple things in Bolivia. Reflections on an international health elective

    Bailey, Jason; 2007. I recently had the good fortune to take part in an elective in international health in Bolivia, organized through the newly...

    2007

    The burden of not knowing

    Smith, Beverley; 2007. Family doctors know a lot. That is what my patients tell me. Some of the specialists I know tell me...

    2007

    L'histoire de 2 fous et 1 muse

    Ladouceur, Roger; 2008. Lorsque je serai vieux et malade, m'aideras-tu à mourir dignement? Lorsque je n'en pourrai plus, m'aideras-tu à quitter ce monde doucement?

    2008

      Surprise

      Dickson, R. C.; 2008. Since semi-retirement a couple of years ago, I have been doing short and long locums in a variety of practices. I try to keep...

      2008

        A very sad case

        Edworthy, John; 2008. It was a routine day, a regular office. I picked up the chart and glanced at the nurses note which read "fever and cough". This was a young, healthy, 27...

        2008

          A memorable day in rural family practice in the 70's

          Cantin, P. F. Roland; 2008. It was a grey, bleak mid-October day in St Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba some 37 years ago. My two partners were both attending a continuing-medical- education seminar in Winnipeg. My mood that morning...

          2008

            A new dawn: a rural South African experience

            Watchorn, Adam; 2008. In this country funeral service owners drive brand new Mercedes Benz cars. Elephants, giraffes and lions...

            2008

              Point Taken

              Thow, David; 2008. During my formative years as a practising family physician, I was asked to take on a 45 year old patient in the throes of end-stage Huntington's Chorea. Julie required...

              2008
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