Breast care nurses are a friend indeed

HELPING HAND: Shoalhaven’s McGrath Foundation breast care nurse Meredith Brien offers invaluable support and information to women experiencing breast cancer.THE DIFFICULT journey through breast cancer treatment and recovery has become a little easier for many regional women, thanks to the work of McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurses.Shoalhaven is one of the regional and rural areas lucky to have one of these specialised carers in nurse Meredith Brien.Meredith has worked in the position for three years and has 25 years of oncology experience.She plays a key role in supporting breast cancer patients and their families, and said she is privileged to be a part of their lives.“I provide support for the whole family unit and try to reduce the stress and anxiety they are going through,” she said.“I am their resources person and I feel very lucky to be allowed into their lives at such a personal time.“I’ve met some really amazing women in my job.”Breast care nurses provide free support and are the source of information for treatment plans and liaise between a patient’s GP and breast care team.They help to manage important decisions and minimize stress and trauma during a patient’s breast cancer experience.Meredith has specialist training in breast care and is currently doing her masters in breast cancer nursing.Without funding from the McGrath Foundation, Meredith’s job and the support she offers will cease to exist.Fairfax Media’s new social media site ConnectPink is inviting members to support the work of the McGrath Foundation.Find out more at connectpink南京夜网.auThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.