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This is Going to Hurt: Secret diaries of a junior doctor
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Picador, 2017
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 150985861X 9781509858613
Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships . . . Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, these diaries are everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.
I really enjoyed this book. It's often very funny, extremely sad in parts, but always thought provoking. It's a real revelation about what is expected of our junior doctors. Be aware, if you are of a sensitive nature, that the F word is used many times in this book, but don't let it put you off.
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