This is going to hurt by Adam Kay |Book Review.


35235302._SX318_SY475_Book : This is going to hurt ( Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor).

Author : Adam Kay .

Genre : Non-fiction , Autobiography , Memoir.

Rate  : 4.5/5.

Review in one word : Brilliant .



“a great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.”

I started reading this book months ago and took my time enjoying every single word of this beautiful book.

Adam Kay writing style is funny , sarcastic ,yet , heartbreaking and realistic . One of the best authors I had the chance to read for .

“It’s funny – you don’t think of doctors getting ill.’ It’s true, and I think it’s part of something bigger: patients don’t actually think of doctors as being human. It’s why they’re so quick to complain if we make a mistake or if we get cross. It’s why they’ll bite our heads off when we finally call them into our over-running clinic room at 7 p.m., not thinking that we also have homes we’d rather be at. But it’s the flip side of not wanting your doctor to be fallible, capable of getting your diagnosis wrong. They don’t want to think of medicine as a subject that anyone on the planet can learn, a career choice their mouth-breathing cousin could have made.”

My book is all annotated 😛 because literally I LOVED EVERY THING ABOUT THIS BOOK .

Kay discussed important topics like the suffering and bad conditions  of the health care systems Workers .

He talked about How a simple ” Thank you ” or ” How are you doing ” from the patients to their doctors or nurses , could brighten up their whole day .

“From the most insignificant of actions can come the most serious of consequences.”

In my opinion , this is a very important book  , everyone should read .

Highly recommended .

Goodreads Synopsis :


Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.

As always , thanks for reading.

Until next time.

Be kind and stay strong . 

Lana ❤




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    • It was a great experience . I’m still in my basic years studying medicine , haven’t experienced anything yet in the clinical field . But after reading this , I’m more determinant to finish my studies for my future patients . It all made me want to fight for all the medical field workers , to improve their conditions .


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