Title

Indicators of job quality in the Australian aged care workforce: A scoping review

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Australasian Journal on Ageing

Volume

41

Issue

2

First Page

e94

Last Page

e102

PubMed ID

34964242

Publisher

Wiley

School

School of Arts and Humanities / Centre for Work + Wellbeing

RAS ID

42831

Comments

Carnemolla, P., Taylor, P., Gringart, E., & Adams, C. (2022). Indicators of job quality in the Australian aged care workforce: A scoping review. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 41(2), e94-e102. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13030

Abstract

Objective: As governments grapple with ageing populations, there is a need to understand more about the aged care workforce and how it is managed. Methods: We undertook a scoping review according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR) guidelines. Scopus and PubMed were used to identify papers published between 2010 and 2020. We mapped the breadth and scale of the evidence base according to the QuInnE indicators of job quality. Results: Out of 642 titles and abstracts that were screened, 122 were selected. Outcomes were measured across a range of domains, including wages, employment quality, education and training, working conditions, work/life balance and consultative participation and collective representation. These were distributed unevenly, revealing evidence gaps. Conclusions: We identified significant knowledge gaps regarding Australia's aged care workforce at a time when the sector is coming under fresh scrutiny and projections indicate that it will face critical labour shortfalls going forward.

DOI

10.1111/ajag.13030

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