Developing a scale to measure care workers’ wellbeing

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In this presentation, Professor Shereen Hussein introduces a project focusing on developing a standardised scale to measure the quality of life at work among formal care workers, ASCOT-Staff.

Wellbeing at work has been increasingly recognised as important to an individual’s physical and emotional well-being and for organisational and work outcomes, such as turnover and quality of work. In the health and social care sector, which involves emotional and physical labour, staff wellbeing is likely to have a significant impact on the quality of service provided, and outcomes related to patients and service users. This project aims to:

  1. Review and appraise the current quality of life at work scales that are relevant to social care work
  2. Identify key domains necessary to develop a WRQoL tool that is specific to the adult social care workforce in England (ASCOT-Staff)
  3. Identify potential ‘at work’ supporting mechanisms that are likely to improve care staffWRQoL

In this presentation she also provides tips to writing a successful funding application. Watch the full presentation here:

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Professor of Health and Social Care Policy, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Professor Shereen Hussein is a Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at the Department of Health Services Research and Policy (HSRP) at the LSHTM. She is a Co-Director of the PRUComm policy research unit. She is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent and King’s College London in the UK and the University of Southern Queensland in Australia.

Shereen is a demographer with expertise in labour-migration, sociology and economics. Her primary research revolves around ageing, family dynamics, migration and long-term care. Shereen has previously worked with the United Nations, the Population Council, the World Bank, and the League of Arab States. Her current research focuses on ageing demographics, long term care demand and migration within the UK and Europe and the implications on policy and practice.

Shereen has conducted extensive research on population ageing and impact on long term care and health policy and practices in the UK, internationally and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She has contributed to recent United Nations’ policy response to ageing in the region through collaboration with UN-ESCWA and directly providing expert consultations to several countries in the region including Turkey, Oman and Egypt. Shereen leads many large research projects on ageing and long-term care in the UK and contributes to a large project addressing responses to dementia in developing countries STRiDE. Shereen is the founder and lead of the MENARAH network.