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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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

    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

      A Week in Wollaston

      Kapur, Ankit; 2015. My sleep was rudely awoke by a robotic voice screaking throughout the cabin of our small plane; “PULL UP, PULL UP, TERRAIN, TERRAIN”. As a medical resident, working in the north, my training had ingrained in me a reflex response to all sudden and shocking situations, and so I instinctually applied it; like a well-used mantra I repeated to myself, “Stay calm, assess the situation – whatever you don’t appear panicked”.

      2015

        Blessed to see Death

        Tatham, Barbara; 2015. As I was driving away from the long term care facility after pronouncing an elderly woman dead, to a pub to meet colleagues for celebratory drinks and our staff christmas party, I couldn’t help but be struck by the dichotomy of my day.

        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

                Testing my oath: a personal reflection of injustice and forgiveness.

                Ravalia, Mohamed; 2015. The sound of the beeper silenced the large group seated around the luncheon table.

                2015

                  Beating Autism: The Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs

                  Tsikata, Setorme; 2015. Ali, a 35 year old male presented with a 6 week history of anxiety and insomnia. He was the first patient that evening while I covered for a senior colleague in the ER.

                  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
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