The Language Of Kindness

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0120180507

Christie Watson's compassionate account of her 20-year nursing career.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

In her illuminating memoir, Christie Watson gives an account of her twenty year nursing career. At the heart of her intimate portrait of hospital life are the small acts of kindness and compassion that all of us will receive when we inevitably experience illness, whether it be ourselves or our loved ones.

We accompany Christie when she becomes a student nurse filled with anxiety as she cares for a teenage boy who is about to receive a new heart and lungs. We'll be there when she qualifies and takes up a post in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit where the children in her care are especially fragile. As the years progress, we'll discover how Christie's expertise develops. It's not long before she's mentoring junior nurses, responding to crash calls, and playing a pivotal role in caring for those at the end of their lives and those who are just beginning. As she nears the end of her years as a nurse the tables are turned when her father loses his fight to cancer and she receives the kindness and compassion that underpin what it means to nurse and to be nursed.

Christie Watson was a registered nurse for twenty years before becoming a full time, critically acclaimed and award winning writer. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away won the Costa First Novel Award.

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0120180507

Christie Watson's compassionate account of her 20-year nursing career.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

In her illuminating memoir, Christie Watson gives an account of her twenty year nursing career. At the heart of her intimate portrait of hospital life are the small acts of kindness and compassion that all of us will receive when we inevitably experience illness, whether it be ourselves or our loved ones.

We accompany Christie when she becomes a student nurse filled with anxiety as she cares for a teenage boy who is about to receive a new heart and lungs. We'll be there when she qualifies and takes up a post in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit where the children in her care are especially fragile. As the years progress, we'll discover how Christie's expertise develops. It's not long before she's mentoring junior nurses, responding to crash calls, and playing a pivotal role in caring for those at the end of their lives and those who are just beginning. As she nears the end of her years as a nurse the tables are turned when her father loses his fight to cancer and she receives the kindness and compassion that underpin what it means to nurse and to be nursed.

Christie Watson was a registered nurse for twenty years before becoming a full time, critically acclaimed and award winning writer. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away won the Costa First Novel Award.

Read by Teresa Gallagher
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0220180508

In Christie Watson's account of her nursing career a teenager is waiting for a new heart.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Christie Watson's illuminating account of her twenty year nursing career takes us back to her student days when she cared for a teenage boy in need of a new heart and lungs. As he undergoes the lengthy surgery. Christie reflects on the role of the scrub nurse in the operating theatre where tensions can run high, and her own in caring for the patient after the operation is over.

Teresa Gallagher reads.
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0320180509

In Christie Watson's account of her nursing career she finds a remarkable mentor.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420180510

Christie Watson reflects on nursing children requiring intensive care.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

In Christie Watson's illuminating account of her twenty year nursing career she is no longer a junior nurse. Experienced and working on a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Christie encounters some of her most fragile and vulnerable patients, and her skills and compassion are tested to the limit.

Read by Teresa Gallagher
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0420180510

Christie Watson reflects on nursing children requiring intensive care.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

In Christie Watson's illuminating account of her twenty year nursing career she is no longer a junior nurse. Experienced and working on a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Christie encounters some of her most fragile and vulnerable patients, and her skills and compassion are tested to the limit.

Read by Teresa Gallagher
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0520180511

In Christie Watson's account of being a nurse she acquires a new understanding of kindness

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

In Christie Watson's illuminating account of her twenty year nursing career she acquires a new understanding of kindness when the tables are turned. As her dad nears the end of his life, Christie bears witness to the dignity, peace and love offered by his nurse, and she in turn receives the solace and comfort that lie at the heart of what it means to be nursed. Finally, we accompany Christie on her last day and we end up in the car park where a memorable patient awaits her.

Read by Teresa Gallagher
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0520180511

In Christie Watson's account of being a nurse she acquires a new understanding of kindness

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

In Christie Watson's illuminating account of her twenty year nursing career she acquires a new understanding of kindness when the tables are turned. As her dad nears the end of his life, Christie bears witness to the dignity, peace and love offered by his nurse, and she in turn receives the solace and comfort that lie at the heart of what it means to be nursed. Finally, we accompany Christie on her last day and we end up in the car park where a memorable patient awaits her.

Teresa Gallagher reads
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.