Amos Bailey, MD
Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (1983)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Stetson University (FL) (1979)
Internship:
  • University of Vermont Program (1984)
Residency:
  • University of Vermont Program, Internal Medicine (1986)
Fellowships:
  • University of Alabama Hospital Program, Medical Oncology, Medical Oncology (1989)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Director, Master of Science in Palliative Care / Interprofessional Palliative Care Certificate
  • Director of the Coursera MOOC Palliative Care: It's not Just Hospice Anym
  • Director of Community Based Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Recognition & Awards

  • Innovator Award, Department of Medicine Univeristy of Colorado (2019)
    Nominated by their peers and selected by a faculty committee, these extraordinary individuals will be honored at the 2018 Department of Medicine Faculty Recognition Event, Friday evening, November 9th . Ira Flatow, host of Public Radio International’s popular program Science Friday, is our keynote speaker.

Research Interests

I am interested in improving care for people who die in acute care hospitals, nursing homes as well as at home. Our research group has develop Comfort Care Order sets and educational interventions to support providers and ensure people have access to medications for pain and other symptoms and nursing focused care for comfort and support. We have implemented them and tested them at over 50 VA Medical Centers.

Publications

  • Donesky D, de Leon K, Bailey A, Doorenbos A, Fink R, Hurd C, Ling P, Kitko L. Excellence in Postlicensure Interprofessional Palliative Care Education: Consensus Through a Delphi Survey. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Feb;22(1):17-25. PubMed PMID: 31770160
  • Williams BR, Bailey FA, Goode PS, Kvale EA, Slay LA, Bakitas MA, Burgio KL. "Online Training Is Great but Human Interaction Is Better": Training Preferences of VA Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Consult Teams. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Oct;37(10):800-808. PubMed PMID: 32122166
  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Bailey FA, Handel DL, Jordan SR, Lum HD, Fischer SM. Community-Based Conversations about Advance Care Planning for Underserved Populations Using Lay Patient Navigators. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jul;23(7):907-914. PubMed PMID: 31944875
  • Bailey FA. Capsule Commentary on Butler et al., "Ethical concerns in the care of patients with advanced kidney disease: a national retrospective study, 2000-2011". J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Apr;35(4):1355. PubMed PMID: 32040839
  • Williams BR, Bailey FA, Goode PS, Kvale EA, Slay LA, Bakitas MA, Burgio KL. "Online Training Is Great but Human Interaction Is Better": Training Preferences of VA Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Consult Teams. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Oct;37(10):800-808. PubMed PMID: 32122166
  • Bailey FA. Capsule Commentary on Butler et al., "Ethical concerns in the care of patients with advanced kidney disease: a national retrospective study, 2000-2011". J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Apr;35(4):1355. PubMed PMID: 32040839
  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Bailey FA, Handel DL, Jordan SR, Lum HD, Fischer SM. Community-Based Conversations about Advance Care Planning for Underserved Populations Using Lay Patient Navigators. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jul;23(7):907-914. PubMed PMID: 31944875
  • Fink RM, Arora K, Gleason SE, Morrison KT, Robertson N, Knudson J, Sanute L, Abbott JT, Earnest M, Bailey FA. Interprofessional Master of Science in Palliative Care: On Becoming a Palliative Care Community Specialist. J Palliat Med. 2020 Oct;23(10):1370-1376. PubMed PMID: 31886727
  • Bickel KE, Kennedy R, Levy C, Burgio KL, Bailey FA. The Relationship of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder to End-of-life Care Received by Dying Veterans: a Secondary Data Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Feb;35(2):505-513. PubMed PMID: 31792872
  • Donesky D, de Leon K, Bailey A, Doorenbos A, Fink R, Hurd C, Ling P, Kitko L. Excellence in Postlicensure Interprofessional Palliative Care Education: Consensus Through a Delphi Survey. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Feb;22(1):17-25. PubMed PMID: 31770160
  • Fink RM, Arora K, Gleason SE, Morrison KT, Robertson N, Knudson J, Sanute L, Abbott JT, Earnest M, Bailey FA. Interprofessional Master of Science in Palliative Care: On Becoming a Palliative Care Community Specialist. J Palliat Med. 2019 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31886727
  • Bickel KE, Kennedy R, Levy C, Burgio KL, Bailey FA. The Relationship of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder to End-of-life Care Received by Dying Veterans: a Secondary Data Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31792872
  • Amos Bailey F. Capsule Commentary on Homoya et al., Uncertainty as a Key Influence in the Decision to Admit Patients with Transient Ischemic Attack. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Sep;34(9):1849. PubMed PMID: 31286401
  • Williams BR, Bailey FA, Goode PS, Burgio KL. "They Said on the Death Certificate…But Really What I Think Happened": Characterizing Cause of Death in VA Medical Centers. J Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 1;:825859717751934. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29332503
  • Williams BR, Bailey FA, Goode PS, Burgio KL. "They Said on the Death Certificate…But Really What I Think Happened": Characterizing Cause of Death in VA Medical Centers. J Palliat Care. 2018 Jan;33(1):53-58. PubMed PMID: 29332503
  • Williams BR, Amos Bailey F, Kvale E, Steil N, Goode PS, Kennedy RE, Burgio KL. Continuation of non-essential medications in actively dying hospitalised patients. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2017 Dec;7(4):450-457. PubMed PMID: 28904011
  • Williams BR, Bailey FA, Goode PS, Burgio KL. An Ethic of Heroism Shapes Next of Kin's Perceptions of Veterans' End-of-Life Care in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Mil Med. 2016 Nov;181(11):e1575-e1580. PubMed PMID: 27849492
  • Fischer SM, Bekelman D, Bailey FA. Family Assessment of Quality of Care in the Last Month of Life. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Aug 1;176(8):1102-4. PubMed PMID: 27367457
  • Burgio KL, Williams BR, Dionne-Odom JN, Redden DT, Noh H, Goode PS, Kvale E, Bakitas M, Bailey FA. Racial Differences in Processes of Care at End of Life in VA Medical Centers: Planned Secondary Analysis of Data from the BEACON Trial. J Palliat Med. 2016 Feb;19(2):157-63. PubMed PMID: 26840851
  • Drentea P, Williams BR, Bailey FA, Burgio KL. "He's on his dying bed": Next-of-kin's experiences of the dying body. Death Stud. 2016;40(1):1-10. PubMed PMID: 26086748
  • Williams BR, Bailey FA, Noh H, Woodby LL, Wittich AR, Burgio KL. "I was ready to take him home": next-of-kin's accounts of loved one's death during hospice and palliative care discussions in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2015;11(1):50-73. PubMed PMID: 25869147
  • Kvale E, Dionne-Odom JN, Redden DT, Bailey FA, Bakitas M, Goode PS, Williams BR, Haddock KS, Burgio KL. Predictors of Physical Restraint Use in Hospitalized Veterans at End of Life: An Analysis of Data from the BEACON Trial. J Palliat Med. 2015 Jun;18(6):520-6. PubMed PMID: 25927909
  • Kheirbek RE, Fletcher RD, Bakitas MA, Fonarow GC, Parvataneni S, Bearden D, Bailey FA, Morgan CJ, Singh S, Blackman MR, Zile MR, Patel K, Ahmed MB, Tucker RO, Brown CJ, Love TE, Aronow WS, Roseman JM, Rich MW, Allman RM, Ahmed A. Discharge Hospice Referral and Lower 30-Day All-Cause Readmission in Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Jul;8(4):733-40. PubMed PMID: 26019151
  • Drentea P, Williams BR, Bailey FA, Burgio KL. "He's on his dying bed": Next-of-kin's experiences of the dying body. Death Stud. 2015 Jun 18;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26086748
  • Bailey FA, Williams BR, Woodby LL, Goode PS, Redden DT, Houston TK, Granstaff US, Johnson TM 2nd, Pennypacker LC, Haddock KS, Painter JM, Spencer JM, Hartney T, Burgio KL. Intervention to improve care at life's end in inpatient settings: the BEACON trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun;29(6):836-43. PubMed PMID: 24449032
  • Bailey FA, Williams BR, Goode PS, Woodby LL, Granstaff US, Echt KV, Redden DT, Kvale E, Burgio KL. Impact of a hospice emergency kit for veterans and their caregivers: a prospective cohort study. J Palliat Med. 2014 Aug;17(8):931-8. PubMed PMID: 24927070
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, FAAHPM
  • American College of Physicians, FACP
  • American Medical Association, member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Board Certification
  • Cancer / Oncology, Board Certification
  • Diplomate, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2010)
Clinical Interests
My primary clinical interest are working with patients and families dealing with stress of serious complex illnesses to improve quality of life.

Care Philosophy
Integration of Palliative Care principles of whole patient/family unit with attention to pain and other physical symptoms and psycho-social-spiritual distress when integrated early in the disease process can improve quality but also quantity(survival) of life.

Personal Interests
I my spare time, I enjoy outdoors recreation and spending time with my family, I am interested in environmental conversation and food security issues.

Public Speaking
Yes
Palliative Care, Palliative Care Education

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (1983)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Stetson University (FL) (1979)
Internships:
  • University of Vermont Program (1984)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Vermont Program, Internal Medicine (1986)
Fellowships:
  • University of Alabama Hospital Program, Medical Oncology, Medical Oncology (1989)
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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
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