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Dr Bail’s primary interest is to improve sustainable acute care health delivery for an ageing population. Her nursing career has always combined both research and clinical roles, with experience primarily in general medical and acute palliative care. Her peer reviewed publications are well-cited, and range in topics that include undergraduate nursing, aged care nurse practitioners, prognosis communication, policy analysis, dementia care in hospitals, and the costs of nurse-sensitive outcomes. In identifying and researching the structures and processes which impede or enable quality patient care Dr Bail is also dedicated to sharing her learning and inquiry with nursing students, industry networks and professional groups.

Areas of Teaching

Barriers to person-focused nursing care, chronic illness management in hospitals, prognosis communication, aged care nurse practitioners, dementia care, palliative care, interdisciplinary learning.

Research Interests

  • Age and ageing
  • Cognitive care (dementia, delirium)
  • Leadership and clinical governance
  • Hospital organisation and design
  • Quality and safety
  • Palliative care
  • Prognosis communication
  • Interdisciplinary learning and communication
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse sensitive outcome indicators
  • Nursing inquiry and scholarship

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Projects 2010 2017

Research Output 2007 2018

Dementia-friendly community initiatives: An integrative review

Shannon, K. & Bail, K. 16 Dec 2018 In : Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

New Zealand
1 Citations

Evaluating the impact of the dementia care in hospitals program (DCHP) on hospital-acquired complications: Study protocol

Yates, M., Watts, J. J., Bail, K., Mohebbi, M., Macdermott, S., Jebramek, J. C. & Brodaty, H. 1 Sep 2018 In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15, 9, p. 1-11 11 p., 1878

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Services Research
Quality of Life
Cognitive Dysfunction
2 Citations
Open Access
Homes for the Aged
Home Care Services
Iatrogenic Disease

Leadership and registered nurses (RNs) working after-hours in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs): A structured literature review

Nhongo, D., Hendricks, J., Bradshaw, J. & Bail, K. 2018 In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

After-Hours Care
Quality of Health Care

Predicting excess cost for older inpatients with clinical complexity: A retrospective cohort study examining cognition, comorbidities and complications

Bail, K., Draper, B., Berry, H., Karmel, R. & Goss, J. 1 Feb 2018 In : PLoS ONE. 13, 2, p. 1-16 16 p., e0193319

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cohort studies