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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Connective Tissues

Touchburn, André; 2013. "Esteemed colleagues, could I please ask for your attention?” Immediately, the physicians gathered around the banquet table fell silent…


    Tell me a story: Using narrative history with older patients

    Frank, Chris; 2013. Many physicians enjoy working with elderly patients because of the sense of connection with...


      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..


        CFPC narratives in family medicine

        Williams, Paula; 2014. Over the last fifteen years, my practice has become focussed on chronic pain management. I have been irresistibly drawn to these intensely...


          Lost Details

          Chow, Holden; 2014. I am obsessed with details. Stupid details. Details that get lost. (In my opinion, unfortunately lost.) Or, to some people, details that are...



            Zelin, Jenni; 2014. Sometimes the most powerful messages in family practice appear when we least expect it, and from the unlikeliest sources.  I could never have imagined I would learn one of my most significant lessons...


              Finding love in an unlikely place

              Kerr, Jonathan; 2014. The smell of coffee fills the cramped kitchen. I settle into a firm wooden chair, banging my knees off the bottom of the table. Fading in colour, the table is covered with...


                A Rural Return

                Wasko, Kevin; 2014. Eastend, Saskatchewan, a quaint and idyllic community nestled in a valley of rolling hills at the east end of the Cypress Hills of Southwest Saskatchewan, is...


                  100 year flood...Say What!?

                  Woodley, Kristine; 2014. The floods of 2013 brought about many emotions for all of those affected. As a second year family medicine resident, thrilled to be saying ‘its my...


                    The Weight of a Soldier’s Story

                    Doko, Magbule; 2014. I just got back two weeks ago. I’m glad to be home again. But it was hard Doc. You don’t wanna know. Why should you have those images in your head too? I thought I could handle it, but look...

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