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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Tales from the North

Nowodworski, Dorota; 2009. I shaded the window from the light’s glare to get a better look. The northern lights streaked across the sky and danced upward in a...


    Three Kenyan Stories

    Murata, Ariana; 2009. Night falls. The mosquito net forms a gossamer cloud around me as I nestle under the blanket, listening to the...


      On Call on Mother's Day

      McKee, Nora; 2009. You must admit being “on call” is one of the challenging aspects of being a family physician. It is one of those duties where the...


        Plus ça change...

        Hobbs, Neil; 2009. It had been tedious waiting a whole winter’s day for a flight to Black Tickle. The question had come to Henry Tait several times, and in...


          Lessons in Love, Loss, and Soup-Making

          Kain, Danielle; 2009. I peeked over the computer to see my attending’s forehead wrinkled with concentration and concern over my new...


            Guardian Angel at the Flophouse

            Crowshoe Morgan, Melanie; 2009. “S-I-G-E-C-A-P-S” I wrote on the board so my little group of first year medical students could copy down the old pneumonic to remind them of...



              Feldman, Perle; 2009. “Could you take on a patient for me?” Cecile Rousseau asked. Cecile is a psychiatrist who specializes in post-traumatic stress syndrome, mostly...


                On Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Dementia

                Neilson, Shane; 2009. I’m telling you what you cannot understand. I wonder if we are lost, or merely waylaid; where the ultimate question, and your smile belies years receding into perfection...


                Reaching out behind the wire

                Thibodeau, Jamie; 2009.  One never knows what to expect from a day in my current job. I presently find myself going into month number six at Camp Nathan Smith, ...



                  Neilson, Shane; 2009.  She was nineteen and post therapeutic abortion, she had been to the abortion clinic a week ago for the procedure and was bid to see me within two weeks ...

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