From the coronavirus pandemic to the increasing urgency around tackling climate change, 2021 has been a tough year. Seek solace in these books, which bring hope, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Nurses have never been more important. In the latest in our Small Idea, Big Impact essay series, the author of The Courage to Care asks: Why aren’t there any on the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies?
In 2018, retired nurse Christie Watson wrote her memoir, The Language of Kindness. Christie has joined the Covid-19 emergency nursing register and is going back into the NHS.
The big day is coming, and with it, the guarantee of rows with your nearest and dearest. From Brexit and the NHS to the climate crisis and vegetarianism, here are the books you need to win any festive dispute this year.
Enter our Stories of Nursing competition for your chance to win a The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson hamper, and your story could even appear in the ebook.
As the days grow shorter and the air colder, we asked the team to reflect on their favourite books from the year. From literary giants to perspective changing non-fiction, here are the books that will feature in our Christmases this year.
Christie Watson, author of The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story, will join supporters to walk 10,000 steps through London – the number of steps a nurse walks in one shift – to raise money for the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. Here she explains why she felt compelled to write the book and champion the work of nurses
Christie Watson is a writer and Professor of Medical and Health Humanities. Her first book, 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. In 2020 during the first peak of the pandemic, Christie returned to clinical nursing, as well as publishing The Courage to Care, a vital and timely book about the bravery of patients and families and the critical work that nurses perform in our hospitals and beyond. She is Patron of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. www.christiewatsonauthor.co.uk
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