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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Curtain Call

Nagji, Alim; 2013. She was my own private dancer, dressed beautifully in a colour that was once pink, now faded and worn away with use, it…


    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...


      Daddy’s Little Girl

      Chow, Vickie; 2010.  I must have counted 87 tongue depressors in that jar on the counter of the room as I sat wearing my...


        Dangerous Judgement

        Doko, Magbule; 2015. I printed my list and started rounds. I noticed that my 28 year old female patient with alcoholic cirrhosis had been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) last night.


          Dawson's Fingers

          Purdon, Mike; 2010. A few years ago, on a drizzly day in Seattle, my wife and I began on a path that would take me back home to Canada and through the little town of Burns Lake in Northern BC, where I...


            De l’autre côté du rideau…

            Malherbe, Stéphanie; 2010. On dit que la médecine est un art plus qu’une science. Cela doit faire de nous les médecins, des artistes du mieux être la vie de nos patients, beau temps, mauvais temps.


              Dear Diary

              Thompson, Jannette; 2012. Dear Diary. It feels like forever since I wrote anything down. The therapist told me to keep a journal to help me organize my mind. Because of this mess…


                Delivery in Canmore

                Yu, Yan; 2013. It was a beautiful autumn afternoon on the way to Canmore. On either side of the Trans-Canada, trees were…



                  Song, Belle; 2015. She was a difficult patient to take care of, irritable and short-tempered, occasionally physically aggressive with the nurses.


                    Diagnosis – Lingerie Challenged

                    Williams, Paula; 2012. It’s Friday evening, a golden time for the family doctor to melt into a comfy couch and switch on that irresistible televisual delectation... Say Yes...

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