Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Dr. Sowulewski Speaks to World Congress
on Nursing and Health Care

Dr. Stephen P. Sowulewski, professor of health sciences and Honors Program Assistant Coordinator recently presented his doctoral research at the 5th World Congress on Nursing and Health Care in Toronto, Canada. The title of his presentation: A Qualitative Look at "Nurse-Side Manner" in Post-op Males Undergoing Gastric Bypass Surgery. His research revealed that follow up with the bariatric nurse coordinator was a positive and life-affirming step in adjusting to changes in lifestyle post surgery. He also found that this supportive role by the nurse coordinator may provide further impetus for the ways in which the ancillary bariatric team interacts with patients who might not always be able to see their surgeon for follow-up.  

Dr. Sowulewski commented: "The conference provided abundant perspectives from health professionals and clinicians on a global scale. Some of the attendees came as far as Europe, Africa and Asia.  When I was an undergraduate student in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I had a chance to interact with Canadian students with regard to our disciplines of kinisiology and sports medicine. Thus, as a professor, it was especially apropos to be in Toronto this time and be able to engage my Canadian counterparts in conversations centered around health care in the U.S. and Canada."  

Contributed by Dr. Sowulewski