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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A story from family medicine

McIntosh, Kim; 2012. A story you say? One, two, three, thirty stories come to mind. My mother was just...

2012

    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

      A wish for my patient

      Lai, Joshua; 2012. Liz was a true frequent flier. At least, I was never surprised to see her sitting on the exam table, her…

      2012

        Alone

        Olsen, Nancy; 2009.  Alone. We all hate that word whether we are physicians or patients. ...

        2009

          Amelia

          Feldman, Perle; 2009. “Could you take on a patient for me?” Cecile Rousseau asked. Cecile is a psychiatrist who specializes in post-traumatic stress syndrome, mostly...

          2009

            An interesting patient

            Carriere, Christopher; 2014. I was working a hospitalist shift, in southern Alberta, when I met an interesting patient I was sent to admit. He was wiry, and tall, and I imagined him a..

            2014

              An Oliver Branch

              Levenstadt, Jeremy; 2010. Early in my first year of clerkship, I assisted in the delivery of a baby named Oliver. There was nothing particularly remarkable about...

              2010

                An Unfinished Story

                Blau, Elaine; 2013. He was an aging-­‐fast, truck driver with a very old, beaten up, fightin’ kind of...

                2013

                  And Then We Sang

                  Atkinson, Susan; 2012. She was nearing seventy when she became my patient. One of my colleagues was retiring from...

                  2012

                    Are we over-doctoring? Thoughts on bedside manner

                    MacKean, Peter R; 2008. Twenty-four years ago, fresh out of a family medicine residency and eager to apply my trade, I entered a previously established practice in a...

                    2008
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