Double-Duty Caregivers: How Have They Been Affected by COVID-19?

University of Alberta
Description / Summary

Are you caring for a child or adult who is ill, disabled, frail, or elderly? Are you also working in health care?

Dr. Jasneet Parmar and her research team from the University of Alberta are inviting family caregivers who are also working in healthcare to participate in a survey to understand the impacts of the dual caregiving roles.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on all people in Canada, including family caregivers and healthcare providers. We expect that the impact may be even greater for “double-duty” caregivers. Double-duty caregivers are family caregivers who are employed in the healthcare field while also providing unpaid care outside of work (to a family member, chosen family, friend, or neighbor). The impact of the dual formal care role in healthcare and family caregiving can have implications for health providers. The purpose of this project is to examine the impact of COVID-19 on double-duty caregivers' wellbeing.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dr. Sharon Anderson at 780-953- 5541 or

This study has received approval from the University of Alberta Health Ethics Research Board Study Number Pro00117700. If you have questions regarding your rights as a study participant, please call the University of Alberta Research Ethics Office at

Submission of the survey implies your consent to participate. The survey is open until June 30, 2022.