Introduction to The Irish Breast Care Nurses Group (IBCNG)
The Irish Breast Care Nurses Group is dedicated to the promotion of breast care nursing as a speciality.
We strive to ensure that patients receive the highest standards of care.
We endeavour to promote excellence in breast care nursing by sharing knowledge, research and supporting other nurses working in the speciality.
• To secure the best possible treatment and nursing care for every woman who has, or fears she may have, breast disease or breast cancer, and for her family.
• To develop minimum standards of care for all women with breast disease or breast cancer.
• To ensure that each woman with breast disease or breast cancer has access to the information she requires on the subject.
• To ensure that every woman with breast cancer, or who fears that she has breast cancer, receives psychological support.
• To establish and maintain links with international organizations who have similar objectives.
• To promote “Breast Awareness”
• To emphasize and publicize the need for a comprehensive breast screening programme for the early detection breast cancer.
• To promote the professional development of nurses working in breast care and in particular in relation to such nurses as:-
To provide a forum of education and exchange of information for members of the nursing profession who care for women with breast disease or breast cancer.
To give a united voice to nurses working in breast care acting as a pressure group to ensure that breast care is recognised as an important health care area.
To promote breast care nursing as a specialty by adding to research and literature in the area.
To provide a network for nurses who care for women with breast disease or breast cancer.
To act as a forum of support for nurses working in the specialty of breast care.
To define the role of breast care nurse for society at large and for the health profession in particular.
To increase the number of nurses working in breast care in Ireland.
Co-ordinator: Carol Spillane, CNS Breast Care, St James’s Hospital, D 8
Co-coordinator: Yvonne Hanhauser, ANP Breast Care, St James’s Hospital, D8
Co-coordinator: Mary Keane, CNS Breast Care, UPMC Beacon Hospital, D 18
Familial Breast Cancer RIsk Assessment Workshop
17th June 2016 8.30 - 15.30
Centre for Learning and Development, St Jame's Hospital, Dublin