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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, Book. English.
Published London: Vintage, 2019
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    6987567000 Mind, Body, Spirit: Health 610.73 Adult Non-fiction Due back 2nd August


Statement of responsibility: Christie Watson
ISBN: 1784706884, 9781784706883
Note: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2018.
Physical Description: 326 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Health and Wellbeing.; Watson, Christie Career in nursing.; Health and Fitness.; Nursing.