Ms Kasia Bail

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Personal Profile Link

http://www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/faculties/health/courses/nursing/tabs/staff-profiles/staff-profiles2/academic-staff/bail-kasia

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, PhD Student

Other roles / affiliations

University of Canberra

Profile

Kasia’s primary work interest is to improve sustainable acute care health delivery for an ageing population. Her publications reflect her range of work experience, from undergraduate nursing to examining nurse sensitive outcomes for older patients in hospital. Before undertaking a move into academia at the University of Canberra in 2007, Kasia combined her clinical nursing (primarily in acute palliative care) with her research roles (as research assistant and project manager). Her Honours research on prognosis communication found that both the psychosocial and scientific spheres of prognosis can be valued in communication and decision-making by clinicians.

Kasia’s PhD focuses on preventable complications for people with dementia in hospital, and has found that dementia patients have two to three times as many urinary tract infections, pneumonia, pressure areas, and delirium than non-dementia patients. Kasia has demonstrated a passion for identifying and researching the structures which impede or enable nursing care, and sharing her learning and inquiry with nursing students. She continues to work occasionally as a general medical hospital nurse, with a particular interest in chronic illness. In her spare time she practices Wing Chun Kung Fu and plays drums in a metal band.

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