Breast Care Nurse Specialist
Nuala Flaherty 091 785339
The aim of the breast care service at the Galway Clinic is to provide a high standard of individualised quality care to patients from the point of referral from their General Practitioner throughout the continuum of their treatment, recovery and aftercare. The Clinical Nurse Specialist in Breast Care will work closely with the Breast Consultants, members of the Radiology and Physiotherapy teams and Staff Nurses on the wards to ensure that the coordination of the breast service is precise, and is specific to the individualised needs of the patient.
An integral part of her role includes the continuing provision of information, education, and psychological support to patients and their families, at each stage of their cancer journey and beyond. She will facilitate their transition through referral to the various specialities, and will ensure that they are provided with necessary information to assist them in decision making. It is essential that the care provided is based on the individualised requirements of the patient’s psychological, physical, sexual and psychosocial following a breast cancer diagnosis. She will assess and monitor patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings and will evaluate outcomes to ensure optimum coordination and delivery of care.
The breast CNS will be a regular point of contact for staff in clinical practice, offering advice, education, and support on an on-going basis
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