Cara entered the nursing profession in 1999 and has a background in emergency care. She qualified with a Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2003 from The University of Nottingham, England and moved to Southampton to work in the Emergency Department. She returned to The University of Nottingham in 2005 and was awarded a PhD in 2009. The focus of her Doctorate was end of life care in the Emergency Department. She has since focused her post-doctoral work investigating end of life care with emergency settings in addition to other areas of end of life research.
Care contributes to the development, delivery and evaluation of education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has developed a new MSc in Advancing Nursing Practice and developed standalone CPD module aimed at nurses across a range of clinical settings.
Cara maintains her clinical practice working within the hospice and also maintains her clinical links with Emergency Department at QEUHBT.
- Supportive Care for Adults (Module Lead – BNursing Programme)
- MSc Advancing Nursing Practice (Module Lead - PGT)
- Supportive and end of life (Module Lead - PGT)
- Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making (PGT)
- Emergency Medical Assessment (PGT)
- Independent Prescribing (CPD)
Cara has experience in supervising at postgraduate level at both Master’s and PhD level and has supported students conducting research projects through to successful completion. She is interested in supervising projects related to:
- End of life care
- Nurse-patient relationships
- End of life care education
- Measuring quality of supportive care
- Models of Social care and end of life care
If you are interesting in studying any of these subject areas please contact Cara on the contact deatils above, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)121 414 5005.
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Bailey, C.J., Orlando, R., Kinghorn, P., Armour, K., Perry, R., Coast, J. (2014) Measuring the Quality of End of Life Care Using ICECAP-SCM: A Think Aloud Study. Palliative Medicine, 4(1):112.
Bailey, C.J. (2014) The impact of an educational workshop on attitudes towards caring for patients at the end-of-life in critical care amongst undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(23-24): 3555–3563.
Hewison, A., Lord, L., Bailey., C. (2014) It’s been quite a challenge: redesigning end of life care in acute hospitals. Supportive and Palliative Care, doi:10.1017/S1478951514000170.
Bailey, C. (2013) Nursing the dying in the Emergency Department; the importance of therapeutic intimacy. In: Hinerman, N., Steffan, L. New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying. Interdisciplinary press, Oxford.
Efstathiou, N., Bailey, C. (2012) Promoting active learning using Audience Response System in large bioscience classes. Nurse Education Today, 32(1):91-5.
Bailey, C.J., Porock, D., Murphy, R (2011) Dying cases in emergency places: Caring for the dying in Emergency Departments. Social Science and Medicine. 73(9): 1371-7.
Bailey, C.J., Porock, D., Murphy, R (2011) Professional tears: managing emotional labour at the end-of-life in the Emergency Department. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 20(23-24): 3364–337.
Bailey, C.J., Porock, D., Murphy, R. (2011) Trajectories at the end of life in the Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine , 57(4): 362-369.