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The professional autonomy of nursing in times of pandemic




Professional autonomy, Nursing care, Professional practice, Coronavirus infections, Nurses, Pandemics


Objective: To reflect on the exercise of Nursing’s professional autonomy in times of pandemic.
Method: Theoretical reflection in the light of the Sociology of Professions proposed by Eliot Freidson. Using the author's main concepts, it was sought to understand the professional practice of Nursing in times when its protagonism in the care process becomes even more challenging.
Results: Although there are obstacles in the daily work, it is believed that an autonomous practice contributes satisfactorily to the performance of nurses, since by revealing all the potential and leadership they have, they allow their professional autonomy to be legitimized.
Final Considerations: The reflection clarified the importance of nurses to put their professional autonomy into practice, in order to achieve greater recognition and social appreciation of their work in times of pandemic. Keywords: Professional autonomy. Nurses. Nursing care. Professional practice. Pandemics. Coronavirus infections.


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Costa, R. L. M. ., Santos, R. M. dos ., & Costa, L. de M. C. . (2021). The professional autonomy of nursing in times of pandemic. In SciELO Preprints.


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