Christie Watson

The Courage to Care
  • The Courage to Care

  • 'An inspiring book for our challenging times' Olivia Coleman

    Nurses have never been more important.

    We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and beyond: in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all.

    In The Courage to Care bestselling author Christie Watson reveals the remarkable extent of nurses' work:

    - A community mental-health nurse choreographs support for a man suffering from severe depression
    - A teen with stab wounds is treated by the critical-care team; his school nurse visits and he drops the bravado
    - A pregnant woman loses frightening amounts of blood following a car accident; it is a military nurse who synchronises the emergency department into immaculate order and focus.

    Christie makes a further discovery: that, time and again, it is patients and their families - including her own - who show exceptional strength in the most challenging times. We are all deserving of compassion, and as we share in each other's suffering, Christie Watson shows us how we can find courage too. The courage to care.
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    Praise for Christie Watson:
    'Let's be thankful for wonderful nurses - and writers - like Christie Watson' Jacqueline Wilson
    'Christie Watson is a remarkable writer turning her attention to a crucially important conversation' Nathan Filer
    'Christie Watson writes with the fullness of her heart to give us insight into the world of patients and nursing, inspiring us to recognise it is how we treat people, how we speak and respond to them, as well as what we do, that heals' Julia Samuel
    'The handbook for compassion...a must-read' Chris Evans

Christie Watson is a writer and Professor of Medical and Health Humanities. She is Patron of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award and along with her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, was widely translated and achieved international critical acclaim. The Language of Kindness, published in 2018, was a number one Sunday Times bestseller and Book of the Year in the Evening Standard, Guardian, i, New Statesman, the Sunday Times and The Times. It has been translated into 23 languages, and adapted for theatre, with a UK tour beginning in 2021. www.christiewatsonauthor.co.uk

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