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Publisher Description

'It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh' Adam Kay

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 astounding 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.

'A powerful insight into the life of nurses' The Times, Books of the Year

'A remarkable book about life and death and so brilliantly written it makes you hold your breath' Ruby Wax

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2018
May 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
9.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Mace-RF ,

Recommend!

Couldn’t put this book down! Highly recommend:) makes you feel like your there!

jjazzlou ,

Eye opening

I purchased this book, as I am a student nurse. It is beautifully written and well researched. Really shows a day in the life for a nurse. Reading of this authors student nursing experience was really reassuring. I couldn’t put it down

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Tom

Intelligently written, well researched and moving. Shines a light on the good that nurses do and on the pervasive importance of the NHS

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