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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Labour of Love

Forte, Milena; 2008. I had only been back at work for a couple of weeks. To say I had the last nine months “off” (as people sometimes did), was to...

2008

    On the Receiving End

    Bardai, Zahra; 2008. The woman tried to wait patiently. It had already been an hour. Her heart was hammering, her pupils slightly dilated, her...

    2008

      The White Coat Revisited

      Cadesky, Eric; 2008. Like an infatuated old lover, she has returned to me. There was no mention of how I left her; no talk of how we didn't...

      2008

        A Family Doctor: Is that the worst or the best that you can be?

        Cheng, Michelle; I rejected a job offer at a successful e-commerce company when I was accepted to medical school. While I...

        2008

          New Life in the North

          Cole, Madeleine; 2008. Pausing outside the sliding glass doors of the emergency department, hands on her hips and leaning slightly forward, she tucked her... 

          2008

            Timely Lessons on Humanity and Professionalism

            Stewart, Brad; 2008. It surprises me sometimes how adaptable the human mind is, but how slowly sometimes we get to a new point of equilibrium and even contentment with change. Here I find myself with...

            2008

              Doctoring in Italia

              Tura, Alfredo; 2008. I would like to recount my experiences as a young medical doctor after graduating from the University of Pisa, one of the earliest and most...

              2008

                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...

                2009

                On Call on Mother's Day

                McKee, Nora; 2009. You must admit being “on call” is one of the challenging aspects of being a family physician. It is one of those duties where the...

                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
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