This is Going to Hurt

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509858644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Now A Major BBC Series Starring Ben Whishaw. The multi-million copy bestseller and Book of the Year at The National Book Awards. ‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, 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, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward. Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year. This edition includes extra diary entries and an afterword by the author.

Summary of This Is Going to Hurt

Author: Alexander Cooper

Publisher: BookSummaryGr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Summary of This Is Going to Hurt Lеаrn about whаt іt’ѕ really like to bе оn thе frоntlіnе оf the UK hеаlthсаrе system. Yоu mау think оf thе lіfе оf a dосtоr аѕ bеіng a leisurely оnе, fіllеd wіth gаmеѕ оf gоlf, fancy саrѕ аnd kісkbасkѕ frоm thе рhаrmасеutісаl іnduѕtrу. But fоr the most раrt, thоѕе whо ѕtаff the Nаtіоnаl Hеаlth Service (NHS) hоѕріtаlѕ thrоughоut the UK, аrе hаrd-wоrkіng реорlе whо rесеіvе little rеѕt аnd еvеn lеѕѕ rеѕресt for thе еffоrt thеу put іn. They work 100-hоur wееkѕ and mаkе life or dеаth dесіѕіоnѕ еvеrу dау whіlе hardly еаrnіng mоrе thаn your аvеrаgе bаnk tеllеr. Thеу also hаvе tо regularly dеаl with some outrageous patients аnd mеdісаl cases thаt mау sound too-bizarre-to-be-true. Aѕ thеѕе аttеѕt, thіngѕ саn gеt pretty ѕtrаngе at a hospital. A ѕhоrt warning bеfоrе we bеgіn: summary 2 аnd 4 describe a grарhіс injury аnd аn еѕресіаllу gоrу ѕсеnе, and ѕо соntаіn ѕеnѕіtіvе оr potentially triggering content. In thеѕе summary, уоu’ll fіnd оut • What іt mеаnѕ tо deal with a саѕе оf “dеglоvіng;” • Hоw a Kіndеr Surрrіѕе Egg fеаturеd іn a vеrу unuѕuаl marriage proposal; аnd • Hоw a wоmаn’ѕ аttеmрt аt beating a drug tеѕt mаdе fоr аn awkward hоѕріtаl vіѕіt. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Quick Reads This Is Going To Hurt

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529037638

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 9611


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.

Summary of Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669354857

Category: Humor

Page: 44

View: 9860


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The decision to work in medicine is a version of the email you get in early October asking you to choose your menu options for the work Christmas party. You must be psychologically fit for the job, able to make decisions under a terrifying amount of pressure, and deal with death on a daily basis. #2 I was a junior doctor in London in 1998. I had spent a quarter of my life at medical school, and it hadn’t remotely prepared me for the Jekyll and Hyde existence of a house officer. During the day, I was a glorified PA. #3 The night shifts made Dante look like Disney. They were a nightmare that made me regret ever thinking my education was being underutilized. I was a doctor now, and I loved it. #4 I have a new stethoscope, a new shirt, and a new email address: atom. [email protected] net. It’s good to know that no matter what happens today, I could still accuse myself of being the most incompetent person in the hospital.

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529018595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 103

View: 7214


The number one Sunday Times bestseller in a new festive package, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is the perfect stocking filler from the author of multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt – now a major BBC TV series. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime. This is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. ‘The perfect surgical stocking-filler’ The Times

Undoctored

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1398700401

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 9467


Pre-order UNDOCTORED: The Story of a Medic Who Ran Out of Patients This is Going to Hurt was the publishing phenomenon of the century, read by many millions, loved by at least fifty of them, and adapted into a major TV series. But it was only part of the story. By turns hilarious, heartbreaking and humbling, Undoctored is about what happens when a doctor hangs up his scrubs, but medicine refuses to let go of him. It's about an extraordinary medical school education. It's about opening old wounds and examining the present-day scars. It's about hospital admissions and personal ones. It's about blowing up your life and stitching it back together. It's about being a doctor and being a patient. It's about 300 pages long. Undoctored is Adam Kay's funniest and most moving book yet - an astonishing portrait of a life in and out of medicine, from one of Britain's finest storytellers.

Kay's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024150855X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

View: 3333


The brand-new, hilarious book from bestselling, record-breaking author Adam Kay. The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people's heads off but there was one TINY LITTLE problem back then . . . doctors didn't have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked. It's time to find out why Ancient Egyptians thought the brain was just a useless load of old stuffing that might as well be chucked in the bin, why teachers forced their pupils to smoke cigarettes, why hairdressers would cut off their customers' legs, and why people used to get paid for farting. (Unfortunately that's no longer a thing - sorry.) You'll get answers to questions like: Why did patients gargle with wee? How did a doctor save people's lives using a washing machine, a can of beans and some old sausages? What was the great stink? (No, it's not what doctors call your bum.) If you're sure you're ready, then pop a peg on your nose (there was a lot of stinky pus back then), pull on your wellies (there was a lot of poo there too), wash your hands (because they certainly didn't) and explore this gross and gruesome history of the human body! Praise for Kay's Anatomy: 'An enjoyably gross look at the human body. Hours of gruesome fun guaranteed' i 'Like listening to a teacher who makes pupils fall about' Sunday Times 'Totally brilliant!' Jacqueline Wilson 'Fun and informative' Malorie Blackman 'Very funny - this exciting book is bound to inspire the next generation of medics' Sunday Express

Kay's Anatomy

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241452937

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

View: 5806


THE RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER FROM THE UK'S BESTSELLING NON-FICTION AUTHOR. Discover all the weird and wonderful things that go on inside your body with Adam Kay. Covers key stage 2 / 3 human biology syllabus (in a slightly repulsive way). 'Hilarious and fascinating! I wish Adam had been my biology teacher' - Konnie Huq Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well . . . pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder. This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like: Are bogeys safe to eat? Look, if your nose is going to all that effort of creating a snack, the least we can do is check out its nutritional value. (Yes, they're safe. Chew away!) And how much of your life will you spend on the toilet? About a year - so bring a good book. (I recommend this one.) So sit back, relax, put on some rubber gloves, and let a doctor take you on a poo (and puke) filled tour of your insides. Welcome to Kay's Anatomy*. *a fancy word for your body. See, you're learning already. 'The sort of book I would have loved as a child' - Malorie Blackman 'Like listening to a teacher who makes pupils fall about' - The Times 'Absolutely packed with facts... Entertaining and highly informative' - Daily Mail 'As brilliant, and revolting, as the human body it celebrates' - The i newspaper 'Totally brilliant!' - Jacqueline Wilson 'If only this funny and informative book had been around when I was too embarrassed to teach my kids about bodily functions' - David Baddiel