Breast Cancer Ireland & Stewarts Care Breast Health Handbook

Residents from Stewarts Care have partnered with Breast Cancer Ireland to develop an easy read handbook aimed at educating individuals with intellectual disabilities about breast health and empowering them to recognise signs of breast cancer.

Led by Louise O’Reilly, Clinical Nurse Specialist Health Promotion in Stewarts Care and Carol Scott Outreach Coordinator in Breast Cancer Ireland, this collaborative effort saw five residents from Stewarts Care provide valuable input and insights to develop this accessible resource.  A year in the making, Carol’s passion for ensuring this message reaches women and those who support them resulted in Carol and Louise working closely together, adapting available information regarding the 8 signs and symptoms of breast cancer, examining how to modify this information so that it is more easily understood by people with intellectual disabilities.

To download the easy read document, please click here.

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