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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Tariro. Finding hope in Zimbabwe

Buchman, Sandy; 2007. Tariro is the Shona word for hope. Shona is the ancient tribal language of many of the people of...

2007

Just family

Giles, Sarah; 2007. You’re just doing family medicine? Is that residency really going to give you enough training to do anything useful?

2007

Learning the simple things in Bolivia. Reflections on an international health elective

Bailey, Jason; 2007. I recently had the good fortune to take part in an elective in international health in Bolivia, organized through the newly...

2007

Listen to thy heart, and write

Grant, I. Neil; 2007. Some time ago, I had aortic valve replacement surgery and, like anyone who goes in to hospital as a patient, I had to deal with...

2007

Ma’s story. Finding superhero power

Loewen, Ann; 2007. I had been in practice somewhat less than a year when one of my patients was diagnosed with...

2007

Memories of Christmas past

Parsons, Wanda L.; 2007. The cardboard box in my basement doesn’t look any different from the other cardboard boxes labeled...

2007

More than a job. Facing difficult realities in northern Canada.

Minorgan, Stephanie; 2007. I still clearly remember one of my first visits as a family physician to a small Native* community in northern...

2007

It’s Tuesday so I must be in…Why I choose to act as a locum

Tepper, Joshua; 2007. Looking out the window of the 12-seat aircraft I soak in the vista of hundreds of small lakes, jagged edges of the Canadian...

2007

    Home visiting

    Pavilanis, Alain; 2007. One particular patient really stands out in my memory, Mrs Smith. She was one of the first...

    2007

      In the aftermath of the tsunami

      Bhayana, Bhooma; 2007. The devastation wrought in Asia by the tsunami of December 26, 2004, has become irreversibly imprinted on our collective consciousness. There was a massive...

      2007
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