The care of older people, and the potential for their abuse and neglect, has become a prominent concern in recent years. This seminar will focus on work place culture, how this might contribute to care or neglect, and how those within the system manage their professional concerns. Professor Kelly and Dr Jones will discuss their qualitative research, recently published in Sociology of Health & Illness, exploring whistleblowing and workplace culture. Eleanor Johnson will talk about her ethnography of older people’s care and her experience working as a care assistant.
Eleanor Johnson has won an early career writing prize for her article which will soon be published in Sociology of Health & Illness. Jones and Kelly’s article on Whistle-blowing and workplace culture in older peoples’ care: qualitative insights from the healthcare and social care workforce, published in Sociology of Health & Illness.