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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Blessed to see Death

Tatham, Barbara; 2015. As I was driving away from the long term care facility after pronouncing an elderly woman dead, to a pub to meet colleagues for celebratory drinks and our staff christmas party, I couldn’t help but be struck by the dichotomy of my day.


    Blessings from My Patients

    Hammond, Jo-Anne; 2010.  There are times in our careers when we receive much more from our patients than they do from us. These experiences help define who we...


      Both Are True

      Montgomery, Carla; 2014. I write this from the other side … no, not THAT other side lest you think me ethereal and transcendent … but through the...


        Buggy Rides

        Schissler, Andrew; 2014. Mr. Elroy Jenning is an elderly Amish gentleman with a significant medical history and equally significant stubbornness. He admits...


          Buying Smokes for my Patients

          Meili, Ryan; 2012. Maxine just turned twenty, but walks like she’s ninety-one. I suppose that’s because she’s closer to death than most...


            C’était Mariam

            Boudreau, Marie-Hélène; 2014. Quand j’ai rencontré Mariam pour la première fois, elle avait exactement mon âge. Réfugiée irakienne, elle avait fui la guerre pour s’établir en...



              Fong, Harmon; 2009.   Hey it's Harmon the resident returning a page. Okay, I'm coming down...


              Call of the North (aka The Uninvited Guest)

              Dossa, Fahreen; 2015. I swallow the bile in my throat as the tiny 9-seater plane lurches in the air and dips low into winter cloud.


                Can a Complex Medical Case be Simplified by a Patient Centred Approach?

                Albion, Caroline; 2014. In March 2012, our patient, a 74 year old male, was diagnosed with low-grade cancer of the bladder, carcinoma in situ (CIS), with chronic inflammation...


                  Catch and Release

                  Baker, Wayne; 2009. It was the end of another gruelling Saturday morning office, and I was ready to go home. Visions of a peaceful drive home along beneath the...

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