This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor




      This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
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. Read This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay – heartforum.co.uk

Adam Kay is a writer and comedianHe writes extensively for TV and film His first book This is Going to Hurt is out now.


      This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
 By Adam Kay IBN :  Format : Kindle Edition – heartforum.co.uk
  • Kindle Edition
  • 256 pages
  • This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • Adam Kay
  • English
  • 10 June 2019

10 thoughts on “ This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

  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 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 i...

  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 she would respond with, I can t today, love, I m too tired I can bare...

  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 coll...

  5. 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 a...

  6. 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 al...

  7. 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

  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 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 ...

  9. 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 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 actually foresaw I just didn t expect th...

  10. Lauren says:

    Unpopular opinion This was a DNF for me I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn t come as a complete surprise then that I didn t finish it I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical world, you need to detach yourself from some pretty horrific things.Kay describes mortality in a very glib way which I suppose is accurate coming from a Doctor who deals with death on a regular basis To me though life is Unpopular opinion This was a DNF for me I went into this book no...

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