The language of kindness : a nurse's story / Christie Watson.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2018.
ISBN: 9781784741976 (hbk.) :
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.
324 pages ; 23 cm
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