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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Ignorance is Bliss

Szymanska, Aleksandra; 2008. I had just gotten off the phone talking to a friend who was staying at a cheap motel in Atlanta. Thinking back to my own past cheap motel experiences, I asked him whether he had found yet any...


    The blunt approach

    Dutchyn, Shannon; 2008. It was the first time I had met her. I was in my final month of Family Practice residency, sharing the workload with my preceptor - a delightful, indefatigable Irishman who...


      A memorable Remembrance Day

      Edworthy, John; 2008. I was Scouter John, troop leader of the 1st Coquitlam Scout Troop. We were sitting in the...



        Febbraro, Susan; 2008. "My baby is nineteen years old today" "Pardon" "My baby-it's my baby's birthday-you know-when I was sixteen-the baby they made me...


          Birth and death

          Feldman, Perle; 2008. It's about Kavannah. Kavannah is a Hebrew word, which is usually translated as "intention", but denotes an intensity and attention to a task, usually...


            Ordinary warriors

            Goodwin, Beverly J; 2008. "Oh, it's nothing special, Doctor…" she said, almost shyly. "I just thought that, as a young woman, you should have something like...


              Night shift con

              Johns, Christine Ruth; 2008. On an Emergency Room night shift I met a 27 year old from four hours up the transcanada highway. He lives there with his mom in a...


                Thanks for listening. Or, one-line summary be damned.

                Kaplan-Myrth, Nili; 2008. In three weeks I will be a doctor. It is my second time. The first time I became a doctor I was trained to spend hours...


                  Miracles do happen…

                  McCann, David G. C; 2008. As a Family Physician in rural practice for most of the last 20 years, I have strived to provide...


                    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...

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