DOI of the published article https://doi.org/10.1590/1413-81232021265.01252021
MANAGEMENT OF THE HEALTH WORKFORCE IN FACING COVID-19: DISINFORMATION AND ABSENCES IN BRAZIL'S PUBLIC POLICIES
Keywords:worforce, health personnel, pandemics, COVID-19, Brazil, public policy
How well a country manages the Covid-19 crisis depends largely on how effectively the health workforce is used. Much can be done to ensure that the workforce is prepared to deal with the pandemic. The objective of this research was to highlight the strategies implemented in Brazil in relation to the health workforce in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and to analyse federal government interventions in crisis management and the consequences for health professionals. This is a documentary-type qualitative research project. Brazilian federal regulations referring to work and health education produced during the pandemic emergency of COVID-19, published from January 28 to June 2, 2020, were identified. Of the total of 845 documents, 62 were selected in accordance with the inclusion criteria and were then submitted to Thematic Content Analysis. The results and discussions were grouped into four categories: Workforce management, Workforce protection, Workforce training and Academic-Workforce relationship. An absence of a federal coordinating actions aimed at the governance of the health workforce facing the pandemic in Brazil was identified. It is considered that this lacking mechanisms for coordination contributed decisively to the tragic epidemiological situation still underway, especially in terms of the exposure of health workers to the risk of contamination, revealed in the extremely high rates of professionals infected or killed by Covid-19 in Brazil and the failure to control the pandemic in the population.
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Copyright (c) 2020 Silvana Nair Leite, Mirelle Finkler, Jussara Gue Martini, Ivonete Heidemann, Marta Verdi, Fernando Hellmann, María Fernanda Vásquez
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