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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Six Weeks

Keyzer, Yvonne; 2008. It took six weeks. Six weeks of checking her belt for the pager. Six weeks of reaching behind her as she sat down to catch the pager before it fell into the...

2008

    A Challenging Encounter

    Koh, Denise; 2008. “Hi there! I’m Dr. K. How can I help you?,” I asked the two women as I entered the room at the busy north end walk-in-clinic and...

    2008

      Sore Throats and Head Aches

      MacLeod, Bryan; 2008. "Why would you do an elective in family medicine? All you'll see is sore throats and head-aches ... ", he asked. We were beginning our...

      2008

        The Desire to Live

        Mahmood, Adeel; 2008. First Meeting: "This patient looks like the kiss of death", was the remark made to me about Mr. Jones as I was making my way to assess him. He was a...

        2008

          The healer, the warrior, and the technician.

          Bardai, Zahra; 2008. Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined that I would return to another year of...

          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

              Some days are very good

              Lyons, Paul; 2009. Although I'm sure this story will not win any awards, I am happy to tell it as the patient that makes the story just left the office. He is one half of a...

              2009

                The pockets of my doctor costume

                Nouch, Susan; 2009. I sat in on handover on my first day of the rotation. A young woman with metastatic cancer bounced back to the ward over the weekend. She was to become my patient. ...

                2009

                  Alone

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

                  2009
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