Profa. Dra. Maria Márcia Bachion, a full professor at the Federal University of Goiás (Brazil), and a post-doctoral student from the Federal University of São Paulo (Brazil) is visiting the nursing program and working on research with Dr. Heather Herdman. Dr. Bachion comes from one of the federal nursing programs in Brazil with 250 undergraduate and 100 graduate (MSN and PhD) nursing students. She also is from a city of 1.2 million people and a tropical climate now of 28-30 degrees Celsius (82-86F)! Our record breaking cold is a new experience for her – one she has celebrated with an obligatory introduction to making “snow angels”!
Dr. Bachion is interested in establishing collaborations with nursing faculty and working on her research on clinical reasoning and nursing diagnosis in diverse areas, such as wound care, postpartum women, elderly patients and care of families. Dr. Bachion met with Professor Tom Nesslein (Urban and Regional Planning) on Jan. 9 and discussed cost effectiveness research principles. She accompanied Dr. Herdman to Bellin College on January 14 to discuss pedagogical techniques for teaching clinical reasoning and nursing diagnosis with faculty. Dr. Janet Reilly will travel with Dr. Bachion on January 15 to Froedtert Hospital to spend time with nursing experts in wound care. Dr. Bachion will be completing work with Dr. Herdman on several articles for publication from her postdoctoral research while she is here.