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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Family medicine. What's it all about?

Kirby, Linda; 2003.  Family medicine seems to be losing ground as a career choice for medical students, and I wonder why. It seems to me that this...

2003

Loss of innocence

Yiu, Stella; 2003. The medical student looked shaken as she emerged from a patient’s room. “Are you...

2003

Stories in family practice. Part 1: Living the principles of family medicine.

Gutkin, Cal; 2006. Few who attended will ever forget the keynote session at Family Medicine Forum 2005 where Rob Wedel and several of his family physician colleagues shared stories of their experiences in...

2006

The person inside

Organek, Andrew J; 2007. As medical students, we are suddenly dropped into hospitals with heavy expectations and constant...

2007

Home visiting

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

2007

    Comforting memories: comforting people

    Patey, Paul; 2007. Fifty-two years ago they married: two weeks ago Martha died. Thirty years ago George first had severe pain from a...

    2007

      Daddy's hand

      Patey, Paul; 2007. Mommy sits and snugly hugs her daughter, age two-and-a-half. Daddy kneels on the floor with his strong right hand gently but firmly holding his...

      2007

        Precious

        Patey, Paul; 2007. Ahead of me in the widest corridor in the hospital I notice a baby carriage and three ladies, their attention...

        2007

          The Afghan tailor

          Howard, Courtney; 2007. My last patient to see before I could leave was the Afghan tailor. I’d saved him until the end of my morning because he was...

          2007

            Four more words

            Patey, Paul; 2007. "I'm worried about me legs." Ben is a 70-year-old fisherman, still sturdy, but concerned. I look: the skin between his ankles and his knees is certainly...

            2007
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