Kasia Bail


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Personal profile


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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Research Output

Residential Aged Care Pharmacist: An Australian Pilot Trial Exploring the Impact on Quality Use of Medicines Indicators

McDerby, N., Kosari, S., Bail, K., Shield, A., Peterson, G. & Naunton, M., 20 Apr 2020, In : Medicines (Basel, Switzerland). 7, 4, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
  • Pharmacist-led influenza vaccination services in residential aged care homes: A pilot study

    McDerby, N. C., Kosari, S., BAIL, K., Shield, A. J., MacLeod, T., Peterson, G. M. & Naunton, M., 17 Jan 2019, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. p. 1-4 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Practice and Attitudes of Donor Coordinator Roles Regarding Physical Examination of Potential Organ and Tissue Donors in Australia

    Holloway, J. A. C., Ranse, K., Bail, K., Jamieson, M. & Van Haren, F., Aug 2019, In : Transplantation Direct. 5, 8, p. 1-8 8 p., e471.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Downloads (Pure)

    Residential care pharmacists: another hole plugged in the Swiss cheese

    McDerby, N., Kosari, S., Bail, K. S., Shield, A. J., Thorpe, R. & Naunton, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 49, 1, p. 84-89 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)