Jo Moriarty

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Jo Moriarty is a Research Fellow in the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London. She is an experienced social care researcher who has published widely and whose research interests span dementia, ethnicity, family carers, the voluntary sector and the social care workforce. She is currently working on a study of recruitment and retention in the social care workforce. She edits the Innovative Practice section of the journal Dementia.

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Care worker experiences of dementia care in nursing and residential settings

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Jo Moriarty examines research on care worker experiences of supporting people with dementia in residential settings and discovers the value of relationships in a task centred working environment.

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The effects of emotional labour in social work practice

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Jo Moriarty explores a Danish study on emotional labour and social work and discovers how social workers manage their emotional responses in practice.

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Micro providers at the margins: filling gaps, building bridges

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Jo Moriatry considers a literature review on how people who have been marginalised in mainstream services are creating and finding support from micro providers and community organisations.

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Marginalised students’ views of social work education

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Jo Moriatry examines a qualitative study about the experience of social work students who are black and minority ethnic; lesbian, gay or bisexual; or disabled and find that social work education has still some way to go in being inclusive.

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Social workers' caregiver identity and distress

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Jo Moriarty examines a study on social worker caregiver identity and distress and discovers some useful findings about the nature of stress in social work, with helpful practice messages for team managers.

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Extra care housing vs nursing homes for disabled older people

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In her exploration of a Canadian study into extra care housing for older disabled people, Jo Moriatry gives a critical view of the research and offers some insights into what it means for the UK policy and practice context.

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What does ‘adult protection’ mean to social workers?

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In her first Social Care Elf blog, Jo Moriarty, Research Fellow at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, examines a study looking into the meanings attached to adult protection by social work practitioners.

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