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LOPES, Edmar Aparecido de Barra e. Experiences of suffering and illness in a work environment: an analysis of nurses daily professional life in a pandemic context in two reference centers in the care of Covid-19 patients. Cad. psicol. soc. trab. [online]. 2020, vol.23, n.2, pp. 218-235. ISSN 1516-3717.

This article discusses concepts such as: risk and suffering, subjectivity and experience; everyday life and memory; vulnerability and precariousness. We analyze the work environment experiences of nurses working since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in two public hospitals in Goiânia, reference hospitals in the care of individuals afflicted by the pathogen in question. The interviews were conducted against a background of deepening in the precariousness and flexibility of working conditions and relationships of these professionals, associated with the vertiginous increase in the number of cases and deaths among them. Based on thematic oral history, we found that these professionals - although essential in facing the pandemic - are currently even more vulnerable individually and collectively, and that men and women of this field experience suffering and illness differently in their respective daily work.

Keywords : Covid-19; Pandemic; Risk; Suffering; Precarization; Vulnerability.

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