Mentors - Brazil

Larisa Pedreira

Dr. Pedreira is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Bahia School of Nursing, working with undergraduate, graduate, master's, and doctoral students. She is involved in their orientations, teaching, research, and community outreach activities at School of Nursing. She is a member and vice-leader of the Elderly Studies and Research Group. She has experience in the field of nursing and in caring for elderly populations. She has mainly worked on topics related to care for hospital-home transition, home care, caregivers, and intensive care units. She has experience with qualitative research, especially action research and phenomenology. She coordinates the research and extension project "Care for the hospital-home transition of adults and elderly people," developed at the University Hospital.

Handerson Silva Santos

Dr. Silva Santos is a professor at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) School of Nursing, from which he earned both his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in nursing. Dr. Silva Santos teaches classes in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Nursing and Health, based on the GERIR Research Group, in the line of research Training, Management and Work in Nursing and Health. He has served as vice president of the Regional Nursing Council of Bahia (2018-2020) and as a nurse at the Centro de Atenção Psicossocial (CAPS, Psychosocial Care Center) in the city of Salvador (2013). In 2012 he was collaborating researcher at the National Institute of Science and Technology - Science, Innovation and Technology in Health (INCT-Citecs - ISC/UFBA) and a nurse for the Family Health Strategy in the rural area of Jacobina, Bahia. Dr. Silva Santos’ areas of interest include Error in Nursing, Human Error, Patient safety, French line discourse analysis, Nursing Workforce, Regulation of Nursing Work, History of Nursing, and Health policies.