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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Hey, Stevie, do you have any good ones?

Fallis, Geordie; 2015. In high school, my sister-in-law, Nancy, went out with a tall handsome man named Steve. He studied Phys Ed at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario.

2015

    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.

    2015

      Make room for the expert

      Schwarz, Fabian; 2015. The-Half-Way-House This is where we can meet. This is where we should meet. This is where it comes together. It makes sense.

      2015

        Call of the North (aka The Uninvited Guest)

        Dossa, Fahreen; 2015. I swallow the bile in my throat as the tiny 9-seater plane lurches in the air and dips low into winter cloud.

        2015

          Dementia

          Song, Belle; 2015. She was a difficult patient to take care of, irritable and short-tempered, occasionally physically aggressive with the nurses.

          2015

            Sleep with Me Outside

            Weinstock, Mark; 2015. I had a memorable conversation with a patient late at night. I was on-call at the hospital and she was at the end of her life.

            2015

              Putting Laughter in our Medical Tool Bag

              Barclay, Sarah; 2015. She had me at the joke about her dog. My 88 year old newly widowed patient with the lilting Irish accent, smiled at me broadly, obviously relishing a chance to talk about something other than her grief.

              2015

                Timeless Medicine: A Dose of Compassion

                Barclay, Sarah; 2015. Compassion for others is an integral part of being a physician. It bleeds into our souls making us better at remaining human and recognizing our limitations.

                2015

                  A Sin, A Crime, An Occupational Hazard

                  Joshi, Sapna; 2015. The phone call came as I was going through my routine “condoms, condoms, condoms” talk for a patient who was busy swallowing azithromycin pills for chlamydia.

                  2015

                    Saturday Night at St. Mary’s

                    Joshi, Sapna; 2015. You know the drill. When you are fresh out of training as a family doctor, and your teachers offer you a job in ER, you take the shifts that no one else wants and are grateful for the privilege. In 1976, permanent Saturday nights were all mine at St. Mary’s in Montreal.

                    2015
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