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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Four more words

Patey, Paul; 2007. "I'm worried about me legs." Ben is a 70-year-old fisherman, still sturdy, but concerned. I look: the skin between his ankles and his knees is certainly...

2007

    Home

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

    2007

      Listening

      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...

      2007

        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...

        2007

          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...

          2007

          Courage

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

          2007

          Pilot

          Riddle, Gordon E.; 2008. I had one relatively recently where I got told I was a trouble-maker (and I am very proud of it) but it wasn't just one word, it was...

          2008

            Point Taken

            Thow, David; 2008. During my formative years as a practising family physician, I was asked to take on a 45 year old patient in the throes of end-stage Huntington's Chorea. Julie required...

            2008

              Winnie's expectations

              Edworthy, John; 2008. My story starts on a regular day in my office. Before starting to see patients I was going through my mail and phone messages. Right on top was...

              2008

                Losing touch

                McIlwain, Ray; 2008. Some years ago, once a month we would make a helicopter tour of the vast wilderness between Hwy 20 and Hwy 16, visiting the village of Kluskus, and stopping at many of the...

                2008
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