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The voice of who cares for during the pandemic - a Brazil-Portugal lexicographic study


  • Elaine Cristina Novatzki Forte UFSC
  • Olga Maria Pimenta Lopes Ribeiro ESEP
  • Felipa Rafaela Amadigi UFSC
  • Denise Elvira Pires de Pires UFSC



Nursing, Working conditions, Communications media, Coronavirus infections, Occupational stress


Objective: To analyze the most frequent vocabularies in interviews given by nurses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Method: This is a qualitative, exploratory, descriptive study, carried out with 45 interviews granted by nurses to newspapers of great circulation in Brazil and Portugal. The data were processed using the ATLAS.ti® software and analyzed using the word cloud tool.
Results: Seven lexicons most frequent were: “home” (respect for isolation), “nurses” (valuing the profession and structural problems), “patients/patients” and “care” (referring to the severity of the disease), “family” (homesickness/emotional stress) and “fear” (fear of contamination of oneself and others).
Final considerations: The word cloud revealed how much nurses' experience has been and reinforces the urgent need to rethink nursing work and the risks faced. Reflections like this contribute to the construction of more valued nursing and public policies for the protection of nurses.


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Forte, E. C. N. ., Ribeiro, O. M. P. L. ., Amadigi, F. R. ., & Pires, D. E. P. de . (2021). The voice of who cares for during the pandemic - a Brazil-Portugal lexicographic study. In SciELO Preprints.


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