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...


A letter for you [translation]

Motheron, Christine; 2009. It was a hot July night. My last shift of the week. I had been busy all day, as I always am in...


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...


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...


    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...


      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...


        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...



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


            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...


              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...

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