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Talk Book Launch and Signing: The Language of Kindness - a Nurse's Story


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 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.

Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk

This free event will be live subtitled and followed by a drinks reception. You can reserve a place using the Book Now link below.

This event is funded by the RCN Foundation.

Event details

Wed 2 May 2018, 6:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square

Phone: 0345 3373368

Website: Royal College of Nursing

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