The art of nursing: Christie's story

This week Claire went to meet Christie Watson who worked as a nurse for over twenty years. We hear about when she found herself on the other side of the fence watching Cheryl her Dad’s nurse - look after him when he became terminally ill with lung cancer. She describes the minute cues that Cheryl took from getting to knowing her Dad that helped her nurse him so effectively. She describes the pressures that nurses are under and what needs to change as we head towards a bed crisis which is actually a nursing shortage this winter. Christie has gone on to write two fictional books and most recently The language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story.

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