This Is Going to Hurt



This Is Going to Hurt 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. Best Download [ This Is Going to Hurt ] Author [ Adam Kay ] – heartforum.co.uk

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This Is Going to Hurt  By Adam Kay IBN :  Format : Kindle Edition – heartforum.co.uk
  • Kindle Edition
  • 256 pages
  • This Is Going to Hurt
  • Adam Kay
  • English
  • 12 April 2018

10 thoughts on “This Is Going to Hurt

  1. P-eggy says:

    I finished the book It was a mostly irreverent look at the early years of being a junior doctor, then an obstetrician, until something catastrophic happens to a patient and the author turned from medicine to writing comedy It was an excellent read, one good anecdote after another and rather than a review I d like to summarise two One concerns herbal medicine and the other the very serious topic of spousal abuse and how the hospital dealt with it in pregnant women.1 Herbal A woman had come to I finished the book It was a mostly irreverent look at the early years of being a junior doctor, then an obstetrician, until something catastrophic happens to a patient and the author turned from medicine to writing comedy It was an excellent read, one good anecdote after another and rather than a review I d like to summarise two One concerns herbal medicine and the other the very serious topic of spousal abuse and how the hospital dealt with it in pregnant women.1 Herbal A woman had come to the hospital with a bleeding from her vagina problem When the doctor told her it was the result of the Chinese herb she had been dosing herself with she said, I thought it was just herbal how can it be that bad for you The doctor said that apricot stones had cyanide in, the death cap mushroom is often fatal, Nature does not equal safe and that there was a plant in his garden where if you simply sat under it for ten minutes you d be dead.Later ...

  2. Lola says:

    4.5 stars I have a newfound respect for doctors and my mom, who is a nurse I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes ...

  3. Ruby Granger says:

    SUCH an important book Anyone who does not work in the NHS should be obliged to read this.

  4. Emma says:

    A genuinely funny collection of stories from a former doctor some so horrifying, surprising, or amusing that I had those hard to breathe while laughing moments, immediately making Audible clips and sending them to all my friends It s not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blood, births, bad language, and assorted implements stuck in places they really shouldn t be Rarely have I been so impressed if that s the right word by the willingness of individuals to achieve a memorable sex A genuinely funny collection of stories from a former doctor some so horrifying, surprising, or amusing that I had those hard to breathe while laughing moments, immediately making Audible clips and sending them to all my friends It s not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blood, births, bad language, and assorted implements stuck in places they really shouldn t be Rarely have I been so impressed if that s the right word by the willingness of individuals to achieve a memorable sex life by inserting objects into orifices and then having to go to AE to have them removed There are, of course, also very sad stories, including the one that led the author to decide he had to leave It would have been wrong to focus solely on the laughs, denying the inevitable traumas, near misses, and deaths, some of which may have been prevented by having a properly run, well staffed, less overworked t...

  5. Nicola says:

    Heartbreaking Horrifying Hilarious This is Going To Hurt is a series of diary entries written between 2005 and 2010 by Adam Kay when he worked as a junior doctor specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology.Although there are many laugh out loud moments revelling in the comedic side of hospital life.It is a both a heartbreaking and horrifying look at the the immense pressure a frontline NHS junior doctor is under.The diary entries...

  6. Sara says:

    I loved this In part funny and heartwarming, yet also utterly heartbreaking and disillusioned I think this strikes a particular cord with me at the moment as the author was an obs gynae doctor, and I ve recently spent time myself as an inpatient on such a ward This is the first book in a while where I ve read passages out to my husband while laughing out loud one minute and then had to hold back tears the next It s a full on rollercoaster of emotions that also seems to very accurately I loved this In part funny and heartwarming, yet also utterly heartbreaking and disillusioned I think this strikes a particular cord with me at the moment as the author was an obs gynae doctor, and I ve recently spent time myself as an inpatient on such a ward This is the first book in a while where I ve read passages out to my husband while laughing out loud one minute and then had to hold back tears the next It s a full on rollercoaster of emotions that also seems to very accurately describe what it s like to work as front line staff for the NHS I should know, I do it everyday too, and we all have our stories to tell that encompass the best and worst of British medical care It s one of my favourite things about the job, hearing stories from everyone about that time a patient shoved a remote control up their rectum or remember that night shift a woman faked passing out I think it s what binds and bonds you all together The cam...

  7. Lucy Langford says:

    4 Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras After a lengthy discussion with a patient s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty and funny I fully appreciated the use of Harry Potter aliases.This gives a realistic picture of what it is like to work for the NHS as a junior doctor and jut...

  8. Sonja Arlow says:

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17 year old But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of money It is the most insane working hours, thankless work with crap pay.The diary entries follow Adam s ascend through the ranks, from a junior doctor to becoming a consultant, specialising in gynaecology or brats and I am going to be in so muc...

  9. Sara says:

    This book had me laughing hysterically one minute and desperately trying not to cry the next It was heart warming, hilarious and devastating all at once.Easy 5 s

  10. Hamad says:

    This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book PrescriptionActual Rating 3.5 starsA great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindnessYet another non fiction I am reviewing at my blog Who am I This book is special since it is an insight to the medical field I read this as a medical student but I am reviewing it as a doctor now The book had a shaky start and I was not impressed which I actua This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book PrescriptionActual Rating 3.5 starsA great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindnessYet another non fiction I am reviewing at my blog Who am I This book is special since it is an insight to the medical field I re...

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