Friday, April 20, 2018

This is Going to Hurt - Adam Kay

If you love Greys Anatomy and dream of being  a doctor, the kissing in cupboards, the flirting while operating and the gift of one or two patients a day who all recover than this may not be the book for you.  Adam Kay works in the NHS and his book is a taste of the reality of most working doctors, the frantic shifts, demanding patients and life and death decisions all while looking long long hours with little to no time off and lucky if you can grab a sandwich between patients.

It's not all grim, there is a lot of humor there and the writer has done a great job of pacing the book and keeping us entertained.  It made me wonder how any doctor gets through their training without having a breakdown. 5/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

As a periodic patient, I dread reading about things like that, because it shows how tired, distracted and at times apathetic doctors are. I want to pretend that they're all like Marcus Welby.