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, sacrif...
|Title||:||This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor|
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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Reviews
Thanks to two longish train journeys I started and finished this book today. You can believe the blurb, it is hilarious. Properly laugh out loud funny. It's also poignant and a timely reminder of what a resource the NHS is and how it has been eaten away by politicians. You really should read this book, you'll love it. Unless you are squeamish or pregnant. If you are pregnant, wait till your baby is born then read it. If you are squeamish, read it with your eyes closed or a bucket beside you! Jus ...more
Should be required reading for politicians everywhere, this is a brutally honest and realistic but absolutely hilarious memoir, where you will laugh and cry and wish that this dedicated, genuinely caring guy was still practicing medicine.
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 m ...more
SUCH an important book. Anyone who does not work in the NHS should be obliged to read this.
I’ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it’s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us take for granted.
I’ve said it a million times before, but I find comedy in books really hard to connect with and I rarely laugh out loud at books. To begin with, I thought the humour in this one felt a bit forced and I ...more
This is Going to Hurt is one of my favourite books of the year. If you're all over book industry news, you'll know that it just won the Non-Fiction Award and Readers Choice Award in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards, and I'm sure they are the first of many accolades! I know that I've been recommending it to everyone I know, young and old.
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Somewhere around 2.5... maybe 3
Vídeo reseña el 17 de julio a las 10'30 en https://youtu.be/J0S5gM01K2g
I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me.
This book deserves every single star. Hilarious and heartbreaking all at once, it highlights the importance of the NHS which we should all be fighting to protect and make better.
Can not recommend this book highly enough!
Full review to come.