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The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story [9781784741976]

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A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is an astonishing account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during her patient's agonising heart-lung transplant, and we hold our breath as she washes the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire, attempting to remove the toxic smell of smoke before the grieving family arrive. In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is with us. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages us all to stretch out a hand.

AUTHOR: Christie Watson was a registered nurse for twenty years before writing full time. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award and her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, was also published to international critical acclaim. Her works have been translated into eighteen languages. She lives in London.

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Christie Watson
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Chatto & Windus
Publication:
03-May-2018
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
336
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    Posted by Unknown on 13th May 2018

    I really enjoyed this insight to nursing in the NHS. an extremely well written book

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