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.
Contributed by Dr. Sowulewski