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Working conditions of nursing professionals in coping with the covid-19 pandemic

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https://doi.org/10.1590/1983-1447.2021.20200339

Keywords:

Working conditions, Psychosocial impact, Coronavirus infections, Nurse practitioners

Abstract

Objective: To trigger a reflection on the current working conditions of nursing professionals
in coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Method: theoretical-reflective study supported by studies from the Marxist perspective,
national and international scientific articles and official documents from the World Health
Organization and the Federal Nursing Council.
Results: The daily work of nursing professionals in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic presents
unfavorable working conditions in Brazil and worldwide, with emphasis on the deficit of
professionals, overload of activities, low pay and personal protective equipment, often,
insufficient and inadequate, conditions that can lead to exhaustion, illness and death.
Conclusion: This study can contribute to raise discussions about the need for improvements in
the working conditions of nursing professionals, especially in times of pandemic and the impact
on the health of these professionals.

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Posted

02/25/2021

How to Cite

Backes, M. T. S. ., Higashi, G. D. C. ., Damiani, P. da R. ., Mendes, J. S. ., Sampaio, L. de S. ., & Soares, G. L. . (2021). Working conditions of nursing professionals in coping with the covid-19 pandemic. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/1983-1447.2021.20200339

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