Trust me i m a doctor
Trust Me, Im a (Junior) Doctor by Max Pemberton
Published in 2008, this is Max Pembertons account of his first year as a doctor, working as a Junior Doctor in a large hospital. He had a regular newspaper column during that time, and this book is taken from that.
This account is so funny in places that I spluttered and snorted on more than one occasion, but the strange thing is that although it really is funny, it shouldnt be. I know that things in the NHS and the conditions for Junior Doctors have changed in the years since this book was written, and thats only a good thing, but reading through this diary made me feel sad, and angry at times. After six years at medical school, newly qualified Doctors were thrust onto the wards of hospitals, and onto unsuspecting patients and expected to be able to do everything. Putting up with snotty Consultants, over-worked and jaded nurses and surviving on very little sleep, its a wonder that the NHS have any Doctors left at the end of their first year.
Throughout this book, Max Pembertons compassion for people shines through, the little things that he did for patients were probably appreciated the most and despite his exhaustion, he continued to care.
Ive had a fair bit of experience of the NHS over the past 25 years, both as a patient and as an employee and I think Ive met alot of the people in this book! Well, certainly a lot of people who were very similar. Ive seen the obnoxious Consultant who swept onto the ward a couple of times a week, who humiliated the junior doctors and spoke to me (the patient) as if I were stupid. Ive seen the Junior Doctor who used to try and get 10 minutes sleep in the sluice room at the back of the ward. Ive also seen the care and compassion of staff - nurses and doctors alike.
I really enjoyed this read and look forward to reading Max Pembertons other books.
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