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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Gentle arrival

Patey, Paul; 2007. The nine-month pregnancy has gone well. The happy couple frequently came to prenatal clinic together. Labour...


    Holding hands

    Patey, Paul; 2007. Outside the night is pitch black. The ambulance slows, lurches slightly and slows some more. Wet...



      Patey, Paul; 2007. The elderly in Newfoundland outports are often known and referred to as "aunt" or "uncle" by the entire community, not...



        Patey, Paul; 2007. "What's a bruit?" I've posed the question to Joan, a first-year medical student with her shiny new stethoscope, gracious manner, and...



          Patey, Paul; 2007. Ahead of me in the widest corridor in the hospital I notice a baby carriage and three ladies, their attention...


            Something for baby

            Patey, Paul; 2007. Jim and Betty are busily phoning the good news. Nearby I am making an entry into Betty's chart: a record of the delivery, immediate...


              The Afghan tailor

              Howard, Courtney; 2007. My last patient to see before I could leave was the Afghan tailor. I’d saved him until the end of my morning because he was...


                Asclepius’ second chance

                Risdon, Cathy; 2007. I‘m sure it’s probably nothing—but you deserve a thorough check to make sure.” The man sitting across from me...


                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...


                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...

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