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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Ignorance is Bliss

Szymanska, Aleksandra; 2008. I had just gotten off the phone talking to a friend who was staying at a cheap motel in Atlanta. Thinking back to my own past cheap motel experiences, I asked him whether he had found yet any...

2008

    About Not Being Fine

    Wood, Lorraine; 2008. It wasn't even 6:30 am when the answering service called. "Dr. W, I have a Dr. J on the phone for you". It was a call I partly expected, but not...

    2008

      Six Weeks

      Keyzer, Yvonne; 2008. It took six weeks. Six weeks of checking her belt for the pager. Six weeks of reaching behind her as she sat down to catch the pager before it fell into the...

      2008

        A Challenging Encounter

        Koh, Denise; 2008. “Hi there! I’m Dr. K. How can I help you?,” I asked the two women as I entered the room at the busy north end walk-in-clinic and...

        2008

          Forgiveness

          Mousa, Ahmadi Elaheh; 2008.  One day while I was working in the family medicine clinic, my colleague asked me if I knew the next patient. I looked at the list; it was a new patient, a case of...

          2008

            Nightmare shadows and waves. A rural Canadian medical experience

            Murata, Ariana; 2008. Pale rays of sunshine begin to seep into the black sky as I am called into the ten bed hospital. The surf crashes onto...

            2008

              Waiting

              Osmun, W.E.; 2008. Day 1. He sits concentrating on paperwork, initialling them off. Pure tedium and interruptions had caused him to miss important information in the past and he forces himself to...

              2008

                Need for Placement

                Ramachandran, Sumitha; 2008. Hospital work can be an exhilarating change from the monotony of an outpatient practice. I anticipate my two weeks...

                2008

                  Pinocchio's Wish

                  Ruthnum, Mandy; 2008. It had been a typical workday for me ... ear infections, asthma, some depression counseling, a laceration to suture. And then I...

                  2008

                    On Call

                    Searwar, John E. 2008; The anesthetist was frantically and literally pouring blood into the veins of a young woman, lying on the operating table, when the surgeon in desperation shouted to his young assistant, an intern, "Press...

                    2008
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