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The language of kindness: a nurse's story

The language of kindness: a nurse's story

Watson, Christie, author

Christie Watson was a nurse for 20 years. Taking us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, this book 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

Paperback, Large print, Book. English.
Published Oxford: ISIS, 2019
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  • Westbourne – Earliest copy due back 28th February

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    620256532 Large Print Non-Fiction 610.73 Adult Large Print Non-Fic Pbk Due back 28th February


Statement of responsibility: Christie Watson
ISBN: 1785416162, 9781785416163
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2018.
Physical Description: 324 pages (large print)
Subject: Nursing.; Health and Fitness.; Watson, Christie Career in nursing.; Large type books.; Health and Wellbeing.