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. New Download This Is Going to Hurt By Adam Kay For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 256 pages
  • This Is Going to Hurt
  • Adam Kay
  • English
  • 23 July 2017

10 thoughts on “This Is Going to Hurt

  1. Petra X 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 a...

  2. 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 sta...

  3. 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...

  4. Eleanor says:

    A petition for Jeremy Hunt and every other politician and individual wanting cuts to the NHS to read this book immediately As brilliantly funny as it was emotional, distressing and heart wrenching We don t look after our health services enough, and I hope this book helpspeople unders...

  5. 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 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 twats I learnedabout giving birth than I ever EVER wanted to The writing style is not geared towards making you feel a deep connection with Adam however towards the end my heart really went out to him and is the reason I rounded up to a full 4 stars.The format took a while to get used to as some diary entries were so short they felt like Doctor Doctor jokes, but once I got used to it I could not stop readin...

  6. Jo (An Unexpected Bookish Geek) says:

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell Put it this way, there was a tremendous amount of talk on people inserting extremely weird and wonderful objects up their vaginas to improve their sex lives Yes, I was...

  7. James says:

    This is Going to Hurt 2017 is essentially Adam Kay s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK s National Health Service This is Going to Hurt is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking Kay has given us a very human account of life in the NHS in the role of a junior doctor and brings into sharp focus the absurdly long shifts and the super human demands that are imposed and expected of doctors and many other health professionals in the NHS It s an account that This is Going to Hurt 2017 is essentially Adam Kay s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK s National Health Service This is Going to Hurt is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking Kay has given us a very human account of life in the NHS in the role of a junior doctor and brings into sharp focus the absurdly long shifts and the super human demands that are imposed and expected of doctors and many other health professionals in the NHS It s an account that also brings home the very personal, life changing costs of unbelievably long shift lengths doctors in the UK NHS sign an opt out of the European Working Time Directive meaning they are routinely expected to work shifts of practically unworkable length as well as how the personal and professional impact of the daily successes and failures is felt by those in the firing line.Quite clearly the daily demands of the job of junior doct...

  8. Kaitlin says:

    This is a non fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works It s told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and we see the strain it can take on a doctor We also get to see the way that Adam Kay dealt with many of the tests on his own time and relationships.However, at the heart of this story it s all about humour and anec This is a non fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works It s told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system We see how the NHS ha...

  9. Leo Robertson says:

    Excellent Breezed through this one The sense of humour worked well, balanced with the horrors of Kay s job.An Xmas present from my sis She said, You won t regret quitting medicine after reading this She knows I don t, really, though reading this I wondered if I would.I think people assume I regret quitting medicinethan I do, which is, not at all It had not for me all over it, and I ve never experienced such an immense relief since leaving My body was like, Yeees, shut this shit do Excellent Breezed through this one The sense of humour worked well, balanced with the horrors of Kay s job.An Xmas present from my sis She said, You won t regret quitting medicine after reading this She knows I don t, really, though reading this I wondered if I would.I think people assume I regret quitting medicinethan I do, which is, not at all It had not for me all over it, and I ve never experienced such an immense relief since leaving My body was like, Yeees, shut this shit down Let s do anything else with the next everything of ...

  10. ALLEN says:

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a junior ob gyn physician who is nervous in the service not the military, but Britain s National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010 Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions coming down the chain of command that are spun to send spuriously comforting political messages to the folks at home rather than merely save money at all costs When a volunteer translator renders the Punjabi wor A funny, excoriating memoir about a junior ob gyn physician who is nervous in the service not the military, but Britain s National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010 Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions coming down the chain of command that are spun to send spuriously comforting political messages to t...

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