[Reading] ➯ This Is Going to Hurt ➷ Adam Kay – Submitalink.info

[Reading] ➯ This Is Going to Hurt ➷ Adam Kay – Submitalink.info Bestselling Author Adam Kay Tells Us The Hilarious And Sometimes Horrifying Truth About Life And Work In A HospitalWelcome To 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 First Year DoctorScribbled In Secret After Endless Days, Sleepless Nights And Missed Weekends, Comedian And Former Medical Resident Adam Kay S This Is Going To Hurt Provides A No Holds Barred Account Of His Time On The Front Lines Of MedicineHilarious, Horrifying And Heartbreaking By Turns, This Is Everything You Wanted To Know And Than A Few Things You Didn T About Life On And Off The Hospital Ward And Yes, It May Leave A Scar This book was just fine.Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment.Some context My girlfriend is a nurse so some of the stories or situations were not new to me and for me, it s normal that I felt bored reading some of the stories.That being said this book is important It shows how working in a hospital is like, the stress they go through, the patience they need, the hard work they do Don t dismiss them or don t dismiss when they fight for better work conditions 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 it was just herbal how can it be that bad for you The doctor said that apricot stones had cyanide in, the death cap mushroom is often fatal, Nature does not equal safe and that there was a plant in his garden where if you simply sat under it for ten minutes you d be dead.Later the author asked the doctor what plant that was He replied, Water lily Ah so2 Abuse The hospital had a system to help women admit to abuse, which was difficult as their partners often accompanied them to ante natal visits In the toilets they had a sign saying if you want to discuss any concerns about violence at home, put a red sticker on the front of your notes, and there were sheets of red dot stickers in every cubicle.So the doctor saw a woman with a few red stickers on the front of her notes It was very difficult to get the husband to leave the room He tried, the midwife tried, the consultant tried and eventually they got her alone The woman just clammed up, scared and confused and would admit to nothing Eventually they established that the red dots were artistic decoration by her two year old child when they went to the toilet together.I think Ockham s Razor applies here 5 stars for being a great read and exposing the very emotional side of being a doctor and not just the practice of medicine.More anecdotes from when I was reading the book.This is so funny This 20 year old student goes to the doctor to request an abortion following condom failure Turns out that she and her boyfriend didn t have much money so they turned the just used condom inside out for round two I knew I was going to read this book when I read, A NOTE REGARDING FOOTNOTESRead the fucking footnotes Laughed out loud.And then one of the first sentences, I grew up in a Jewish family although they were mostly in it for the food it s really got to be a good book with such louche writing. 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 barely keep my eyes open I ll go tomorrow I would be so annoyed when she would say that, not understanding the kind of pressure she was under at work and just being a selfish brat I m so sorry, mom SUCH an important book Anyone who does not work in the NHS should be obliged to read this.

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