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Breast Cancer - Nurse Awareness and Reflections

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I am confident that if you are reading this, you know or have cared for someone with a diagnosis of breast cancer. My family began a very personal battle with breast cancer when my mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 1983.

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I am confident that if you are reading this, you know or have cared for someone with a diagnosis of breast cancer. My family began a very personal battle with breast cancer when my mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 1983. Her diagnosis was made during a routine preoperative physical for bladder surgery. She was extremely fortunate to be treated at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston Massachusetts, which is one of the premier teaching hospitals in our area. She underwent a lumpectomy and 35 radiation treatments and she has been breast cancer-free since that time.

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Judith Paré
Judith Paré joined the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) in May, 2017 as the Director of Nursing Education/Workforce Quality and Safety. In 2014, Judith earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in the field of Nursing Education Capella University. Prior to joining the MNA she was Dean of the School of Nursing & Behavioral Sciences at Becker College in Worcester Massachusetts. She is an experienced educator in academic and continuing education settings. Judith is a member of more than ten professional nursing organisations and she devotes much of her time as an advocate for the Rural Nurse Organisation. Her expertise include curriculum design, assessment and evaluation in nursing and healthcare. Her research areas of expertise in rural healthcare and specifically the lived experiences of the rural nurse generalist. Judith is a published author and a national speaker in the field of rural nursing. Her recent writings includes: Montgomery, S, Sutton A & Paré, J 2017, ‘Rural Nursing & Synergy’, Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 87-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.14574/ojrnhc.v17i1.431
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Karen McDermott
29 Jun 2020
This was a really interesting article to read, as it had a major effect on not only the person diagnosed, but her siblings , and her mother. It is a reflection of a nurse, and I find this very interesting after my own personal experience of diagnosis and treatment myself. It certainly is different when I am a Nurse and after being diagnosed I had to then become the patient.
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