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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Neilson, Shane; 2009.  She was nineteen and post therapeutic abortion, she had been to the abortion clinic a week ago for the procedure and was bid to see me within two weeks ...


    Frames of reference

    Ponka, David; 2009. What is it about the crush of humanity that makes me feel at ease? I would like to say that it is the feeling of security that a huddle provides after a disaster ...


      Reaching out behind the wire

      Thibodeau, Jamie; 2009.  One never knows what to expect from a day in my current job. I presently find myself going into month number six at Camp Nathan Smith, ...


        Into the Spirit World

        Lodge, Andrew; 2009. “He might go this weekend. Just keep him comfortable.” I was on call for the small hospital for the weekend. There was one inpatient who...


        Three Kenyan Stories

        Murata, Ariana; 2009. Night falls. The mosquito net forms a gossamer cloud around me as I nestle under the blanket, listening to the...


          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...


            Tales from the North

            Nowodworski, Dorota; 2009. I shaded the window from the light’s glare to get a better look. The northern lights streaked across the sky and danced upward in a...


              Catch and Release

              Baker, Wayne; 2009. It was the end of another gruelling Saturday morning office, and I was ready to go home. Visions of a peaceful drive home along beneath the...


                to the end

                Dutt, Monika; 2009. The road slopes down ahead of me. It ends in a t-junction, where a left turn follows the hills to the airport (a tiny opening in the trees with a short strip of dirt where...


                  Guardian Angel at the Flophouse

                  Crowshoe Morgan, Melanie; 2009. “S-I-G-E-C-A-P-S” I wrote on the board so my little group of first year medical students could copy down the old pneumonic to remind them of...

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