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Nursing as a mediator between nomophobia and social isolation in response to COVID-19

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/1983-1447.2021.2020-0292

Keywords:

Coronavirus infections, Social isolation, Cell phone use, Nursing, Pandemics

Abstract

Objective: To reflect on the relationship between the nomophobia and the pandemic of COVID-19 and the nursing contributions to deal with this issue and its consequences.
Method: This reflective and theoretical study was based on the dialogue between the scientific literature on the subject and in dialogue and conceptual perspective of comprehensive care.
Results: Nursing strives to harmonize observed problems and can support individuals to reflect and discover a potential harmful habit regarding the use of cell phones, especially when undergoing treatments for other diagnoses.
Final considerations: Nursing, when accessing the emotional and subjective aspects of those under their care, helps to alleviate the symptoms of nomophobia and, in tune with the patient, promotes harmony in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keywords: Cell phone use. Nursing. Pandemics. Coronavirus infections. Social isolation

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Posted

2021-01-27

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Health Sciences