A time-limited, complimentary copy of the standard and corresponding implementation guide is available via the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group’s website.
THE NEED TO SUPPORT WORKER-CARERS
‘Double-duty carers’ provide unpaid care to family or friends outside of work, while their profession is also to care. They have little respite from physical and emotional demands of caring as they transition between their job and personal life. The consequences of lack of employer support at health and home care providers for their ‘double-duty carers’ can potentially impact the quality and continuity of patient care.