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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The Connection [translation]

Perron, Stephanie; 2010. Dear Matthieu, I am writing this letter to you because I am very touched by your...


Why are you here to see the doctor today?

Doko, Magbule; 2010. Knock, knock. Take a breath. Hand on the knob. Meet and greet. Then comes the line: “So, why are you here to see the doctor today?” Behind every door...


The power of listening - Audet [translation]

Audet, Nicole; 2010. When I think back on the best moments of my career teaching family medicine, the name Élise immediately comes to mind.


Throw me a line

Pariser, Pauline; 2010. His hands were huge: callused and creased, stained a permanent grey. The way he was gripping the sides of the hospital bed, you’d think he was...


Hearing Hope

Guiang, Charlie; 2010.  She was a nursing student, in her early twenties, when she started as my patient. Diagnosed HIV+ when she arrived to Canada a few years ago. Family in Africa and surviving in...


On Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Dementia

Neilson, Shane; 2009. I’m telling you what you cannot understand. I wonder if we are lost, or merely waylaid; where the ultimate question, and your smile belies years receding into perfection...


A letter for you [translation]

Motheron, Christine; 2009. It was a hot July night. My last shift of the week. I had been busy all day, as I always am in...


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...


Miracles still happen [translation]

Léger, Francine; 2008. The afternoon got off to a typical start. The rain, which had been falling for several days, had washed away the last bits of...


Being Present [translation]

Marchand, Patricia; 2008. It’s a fact: the discipline of medicine is changing before our very eyes. All too often, however, science and research, not human beings, are...

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