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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Ching, Jody; 2012. While on general hospital call one evening, I was asked to lay eyes on an elderly lady who was in particularly bad shape. She had just…


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...


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...



Lemos, Vivienne; 2013. Her tiny fingers circled my index finger, surprisingly firm in their grip. I watched the...


Good enough

Brown, Merrilee; 2008. It started innocently enough with headaches. My four year old neighbour, David, was having...


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...


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...


Lessons in Teaching

Aulakh, Amandev; 2014. The Contact Precautions sign halted us with bold lettering as we approached the patient’s room. Almost automatically, our hands...


Little Things Matter

Kmet, Alexander; 2013. “Is there anything else you need tonight?” I asked her from the doorway to her emergency room. The dark inside her room was…


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...

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