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Quick Reads This Is Going To Hurt: An Easy To Read Version Of The Bestselling Book Kindle Edition
This is not a new book but a specially adapted version of Adam Kay's bestseller This is Going to Hurt for Quick Reads. These short books are perfect for adults who are discovering reading for pleasure for the first time.
Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. You work 97 hours a week. You make life and death decisions. You are often covered in blood (or worse) from head to toe. And the hospital parking meter earns more money than you do.
Adam Kay's diary was written in secret after long days, sleepless nights and missed weekends. It is funny, moving and sometimes shocking. This is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward.
Specially rewritten for ease of reading by Francesca Main.
- ASIN : B07XJQDB95
- Publisher : Picador (February 20, 2020)
- Publication date : February 20, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 352 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 50 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #252,499 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I hope his memoir will lead to change for the sake of all: both the doctors in training and the patients whose lives depend on them.
Easy and quick to read. Funny and light but with a hard hitting point. I’m an RN and can have experienced, first hand, over worked and over tired physicians and it’s a shame that it is like that. We need change.
Top reviews from other countries
This is going to hurt is unusual in that it has been adapted from Adam Kay’s bestselling book.
This abridged version was specially rewritten for ease of reading by Francesca Main.
It was a Quick Read in every sense, the writing style is a series of diary entries by Adam from his time as a Junior Doctor. I read it in one sitting and feel confident it would suit anyone interested in the NHS and a fan of Holby or Casualty.
Written with humour and passion. It is an open insight to how tough the life of a junior doctor can be. It mentions the highs and the lows but despite the lack of sleep there is no shortage of skill, dedication and wit. It left me so full of admiration for the work doctors do and the long hours they are compelled to work.
It isn’t a political rant but a testimony of someone who knows and cares for patients and the health of the NHS.
“I hope it will give a glimpse of what the job really involves.”
Reading this you will think that the government line when they criticise junior doctors perhaps indicates they have never been a patient in our hospitals or spent seven hours shadowing a doctor during perhaps a 97 hour week.
I love anything that makes reading more accessible and this is a book all should read for we all need and rely on the NHS.
"In 2016, the [UK] government started forcing doctors to work harder than ever for less money than ever. .. There were MPs who lied .. and said that doctors were being greedy. .. this is nonsense."
"When I left, it was very rare for a doctor to change career. Now it happens extremely often. The job is so stressful and so difficult these days .."
"Think about the toll the job takes on every doctor, nurse and midwife. .. Don't forget that they do an impossible job and try to do their very best every day."
Alas how sad it is to lose yet another medic from the NHS due to over work , over expectations & very much underpaid.