The Language of Kindness


“We will meet people on the way: patients, relatives and staff – people you may recognize already. Because we are all nursed at some point in our lives. We are all nurses.”

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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Comments from other readers:

“For the first time in a long time I picked up a book and I cannot put it down. It’s an excellent read, very humbling and makes you appreciate how lucky we are to do what we do even when the going gets tough. I’d cried by the end of chapter one. If anyone gets the chance or time to read a book have a look at this one.”

“A fabulous, informative read that made me laugh and cry. Every nurse should read this book.”

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Filed Under Uncategorized Posted by devcore on 26 January 2021