This book is a compilation of stories from Rural Canadian doctors. They write about how to practise in small towns and how to serve the people. When rural doctors and patients get together, stories abound. when rural doctors get together the telling of stories become epidemic.
Patients use stories to illustrate their problems. doctors use stories to help patients understand their diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
doctors tell stories to other doctors to share adventures and experiences. The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada is the national voice of Canadian rural physicians. The society is founded in 1992 and its mission is to provide leadership for rural physicians and to promote sustainable conditions and equitable health care for rural communities.
This book discusses what happens when they put down their stethoscopes and pick up their pens to share some of the most frightening and pivotal moments of their careers.
From making igloo house calls to bandaging animal bites to performing surgeries they are ill-equipped to do, these doctors speak of the many rewards of practising medicine in small communities. They also detail the fears, failures, and challenges of providing health care in the farthest reaches of our country–where the need for doctors is the greatest.
Together these stories capture the spirit, innovation, and resilience of rural doctors and the communities they serve.
These stories will make you laugh and cry at the same time. I loved the book and was entranced in the stories from beginning to end.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth