Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands....
|Title||:||This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Reviews
An insightful biographical account of a former doctor of the NHS. Written in diary form it's often comical.... Often sad.... A complete eye opener that is both heartwarming and alarming. Thank goodness for those medical professionals who choose to work in the NHS... I wish they had better (humanly reasonable hours) and better pay. I hope the government read and take notice of this book!
As a medical student, this book was of a special interest to me. I got an idea of how difficult working as a doctor is going to be, which I already knew, to be honest, and I am actually trying to change careers, but reading about it from someone who went through it first-hand was a different thing altogether.
That being said, This is Going to Hurt was a really funny, entertaining read; I laughed outloud several times, and I was smiling the rest of the time (except when things were tough). I also ...more
Not being in the UK, I can’t pass comment on the NHS or any of that, but I had seen plenty of chat about Adam’s book so I loaned it from the library to see what it was like. I am a fan of medical memoirs, so it was right up my street.
Adam writes with wit and humour, and even in the worst of situations this levity really makes a difference to the narrative. Doctors see people on the worst days of their lives, but we also see them on the worst days of theirs, even if we don’t realise it. We don’t ...more
Interview with author that brought the book to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co...
For years I have been watching news comedy shows from the U.K., mostly Mock the Week and Russell Howard’s Good News, and in every series the panel has to dispel the opinions of some member of the conservative government about how the NHS is a cancer and the portrayal of Junior Doctors as money-grabbing and undeserving people who only seek their own wealth. This book is a more direct answer to tho ...more
Somewhere around 2.5... maybe 3
Vídeo reseña el 17 de julio a las 10'30 en https://youtu.be/J0S5gM01K2g
What an amazing book. It's genuinely hilarious but utterly and completely devastating and heart-breaking. It has changed my perception of the NHS and junior doctors.
If you are ever likely to be ill, you should read this. If you are ever likely to conceive, you should read this. If you are a woman and likely to give birth, you should read this. If you are a man and likely to spawn kids, you should read this. If you think you are ever likely to die, you should read this. Even if you're bloody ric ...more
The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book.
From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book.
It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchingly sad, happy and every other emotion humans ever feel.
A full review to follow, but the NHS needs to be saved right now.
This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture).
I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in between just sound so reassuringly familiar. It's kinda nice to know that somebody else has been there, done that, got the T-shirt and got it stained by blood almost immediately. Relationship breakdown? Check. Missing out ...more