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This is going to hurt : secret diaries of a junior doctor / Adam Kay.

By: Kay, Adam, 1980-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2018Copyright date: ©2017Edition: Paperback edition with extra material.Description: xix, 279 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781509899470; 1509899472; 9781509858637; 1509858636.Subject(s): Kay, Adam, 1980- -- Diaries | Residents (Medicine) -- Great Britain -- Diaries | Residents (Medicine) -- Anecdotes | Medicine -- Anecdotes | PhysiciansGenre/Form: Anecdotes. | Diaries. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 610.92 Summary: As soon as Adam Kay set foot on a hospital ward for the first time, he realised there's quite a lot they don't teach you at medical school ... His diaries from the NHS front line - scribbled in secret after long nights, endless days and missed weekends - are hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns. This Is Going to Hurt is everything you wanted to know about being a junior doctor, and more than a few things you really didn't. And yes, it may leave a scar.
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The Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the National Book Awards Book of the Year 2018"Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable." Stephen FryWelcome 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.WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS POPULAR NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 (UK)WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS NEW WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018 (UK) WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS BOOK CLUB BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 (UK) PRAISE FOR THIS IS GOING TO HURT"Stayed up half the night laughing out loud over painfully smart, honest doctor diaries'" Emma Donoghue, author of Room"A funny, excoriatingly revealing, beautiful book." Dawn French"As hilarious as it is heartbreaking - and it IS heartbreaking (also hilarious)" Charlie Brooker creator of Black Mirror"Uniquely funny and unexpectedly heartbreaking" Adam Hills, Australian comedian and host of The Last Leg"A blisteringly funny account shot through with harrowing detail, many pertinent truths and the humanity we all hope doctors conceal behind their unflappable exteriors." Jo Brand

First published: 2017.

As soon as Adam Kay set foot on a hospital ward for the first time, he realised there's quite a lot they don't teach you at medical school ... His diaries from the NHS front line - scribbled in secret after long nights, endless days and missed weekends - are hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns. This Is Going to Hurt is everything you wanted to know about being a junior doctor, and more than a few things you really didn't. And yes, it may leave a scar.

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*Starred Review* Kay worked for six years as a student doctor for the National Health System (NHS) in Great Britain before leaving medicine to become a TV scriptwriter. He worked mostly in the ob-gyn section of the hospitals until finally succumbing to the long hours, low pay, and constant stress. This medical memoir is based on the diary he kept throughout those years. Kay has an edgy tone as he alternates between gallows humor and heartbreaking tales. Frequent footnotes explain medical terms in very accessible language. Learning as he goes, Kay finds himself performing cesareans, delivering babies by forceps, stitching up new moms, mopping up blood, removing a variety of objects from body openings, soothing patients, and teaching younger doctors. His personal life is filled with broken plans, little sleep, and a faithful, if increasingly impatient, partner. Kay's journals chart the hectic life of a young doctor who tries to help patients without mucking up, suffers over mistakes, and celebrates the times he was able to make a difference. Readers may be inclined to send their own doctors a thank-you note after reading this candid, caring memoir. A best-seller in England, Kay's book is being adapted for a BBC comedy drama.--Candace Smith Copyright 2018 Booklist