PATH OF HOPE IN RELATIONSHIPS INVOLVING THE ELDERLY: LOOK AT COMPLEXITY UNDER COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Keywords:Coronavirus, Old man, Hope, Geriatric Nursing, Nursing Philosophy
Objective: to reflect the relationships involving the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of complexity, envisioning the path of hope. Method: this is a reflection, based on the theory of complexity, according to edgar morin and articles addressing the new coronavirus. Results: the experiences during the pandemic showed economic, social, health, cultural, ethical and moral difficulties in relation to the elderly. Facing the uncertainties of COVID-19, teaches what is inevitable in individual, collective life and in the history of the country and the world, aggravated by humanity's fears. Therefore, adapting society and remodeling it with regard to relations with the elderly, reflects success against the pandemic disease. This induces reform of thought, reorganization of understandings about the elderly, which currently involves scattered, disjoint, compartmentalized and excluding thinking. This reform is broad, profound, paradigmatic, cultural, ethical and moral, a proposal that encapsulates the culture of aging, propagating and democratizing the poetry of living, allowing the elderly to know the beauty of emotions, discover their own truths through their works of their lives. However, this intention presupposes metamorphosis of individualism, oppression and exclusion, in this context gerontological nursing is fundamental. Conclusion: the transformations experienced during the pandemic may be the prelude to the reliable change in relations with the elderly, through multiple processes of reformers and transformers that come together, with the strengthening of gerontological nursing. Perhaps the pandemic moment is the beginning of the path of hope for new times of dignity for humanity.
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