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The Courage to Care

A Call for Compassion
Narrated by: Christie Watson
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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A vital and timely book about inspirational nurses and the bravery of patients and families, from the best-selling author of The Language of Kindness.

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 best-selling 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.

©2020 Christie Watson (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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One of my favourites

I loved her first book the language of kindness and this one is just as good her voice is so mesmerising and really punctuates how she feels about her career and her journy id recomend this to evryone its a wonderful book even if it did make me cry on the bus 😂

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Loved it!! Absolutely loved it!!

Absolutely loved it perfect antidote to post Covid blues and despondency.. Just what I needed to remind me why I'm a nurse