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The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story

by Christie Watson - £14.99  Vintage Publishing (Chatto & Windus) (2018)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9781784741976 | ISBN 10: 1784741973

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An astonishing memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness.
 
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.

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