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Developing a scale to measure care workers’ wellbeing

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, CWRQoL.

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 staff WRQoL

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

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Founder and Director
Shereen Husseinis a Health and Social Care Policy professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom.
Shereen Founded the MENARAH Network in 2019, through an initial grant from the Global Challenge Research Fund, UKRI. She is a medical demographer with expertise in ageing, family dynamics, migration and long-term care systems. Shereen regularly collaborates with the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank in policy and research focused on ageing in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
Shereen received her undergraduate degree in statistics and a postgraduate degree in computer science at Cairo University. She completed an MSc in medical demography at the London School of Hygiene and a PhD in quantitative demography and population studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.