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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Lysander. The nature of heroism.

The medical history we seek and the past we get to know reveal the richness of our patients. There was a crescendo hum as a black...

2014

The Eye

Emslie, Dorothy; 2009. One eye stares blankly toward an imagined horizon on the ceiling; a horizon of paneled tiles and glaring fluorescent wavelengths of light, of photons that cannot be captured by this...

2009

    Some Wonderful Day

    Hughes, Carol; 2009. My four children bounced into the kitchen from different directions as I dropped groceries and mail onto the counter. “Hey guys, any more...

    2009

      Things Are Now Calm

      Jakda, Ahmed; 2009. We met just last year, when you entered my office, that inconspicuous walnut above your left structured clavicle. It looked like a fleck, on your white young skin, jutting out from your frame, the frame so...

      2009

        Miracle

        Ghorbani, Farnaz; 2009. We as family physicians witness so many life stories that make our profession so special and gifted. Some stories are so...

        2009

          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...

          2009

            Thinking, thinking

            Scholtens, Martina; 2009. I expected death to feel more commonplace, more benign, the longer I practiced medicine, but every patient death is still a...

            2009

              The worried well

              Lenny, Adam; 2009. One of my least favourite types of patient is the worried well. Treating them seems to me like a bottomless pit of meaningless medicine, with little progress or...

              2009

                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...

                2009

                  Into the Spirit World

                  Lodge, Andrew; 2009. “He might go this weekend. Just keep him comfortable.” I was on call for the small hospital for the weekend. There was one inpatient who...

                  2009
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