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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Confidence and humility. Our challenge to develop both during residency

Kerr, Jonathan; 2007. Confidence: self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one’s abilities. Humility: a humble...

2007

Courage

Schwartz, Ros; 2007. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the taking of action despite fear. Half awake she...

2007

Down and out. How surviving postpartum depression made me a better doctor and a better person

Bromley, Lisa A; 2007. What traits make a good physician? Not many patients would say...

2007

Exodus. Why I limited my scope of practice

Manca, Donna P; 2007. The millennium brought many changes for family physicians, including, in my case, a decision to...

2007

The extra mile

Meili, Ryan; 2007. Early one prairie winter morning, my cell phone woke me by rattling on my bedside table. It was a concerned...

2007

From malaria to MI. A professional journey into the Canadian medical system.

Seid, Cherinet; 2007. The painting of the peasant woman caught my eye. There was something about her that...

2007

Gift in barbed wire?

Shapiro, Marla; 2007. Work-life balance and work-life harmony are concepts that elude so many of us, despite the fact that, as physicians, we are always...

2007

Home visiting

Pavilanis, Alain; 2007. One particular patient really stands out in my memory, Mrs Smith. She was one of the first...

2007

    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
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