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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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FORTE, Elaine Cristina Novatzki  and  PIRES, Denise Elvira Pires de. Nursing appeals on social media in times of coronavirus. Rev. Bras. Enferm. [online]. 2020, vol.73, suppl.2, e20200225.  Epub July 10, 2020. ISSN 1984-0446.


to know and analyze the nursing appeals on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.


it is a documentary, qualitative, descriptive, and exploratory research with data collected in publications in two social media. Two hundred ninety-five publications of nursing professionals published on Twitter and Instagram between March 11 and 20, 2020 were submitted to content analysis using ATLAS.ti resources.


four thematic categories emerged: #stayathome, #whereismyPPE, #nowweareheroes, #nothingnewinthefrontline, according to frequency of communications. The appeals show a relationship with the social relevance of nursing professional work and with the conditions required for its exercise.

Final considerations:

old and new challenges of the profession were placed on the agenda in social media, especially related to the workforce and instruments of labor. These speeches can serve as a foundation for policies to improve working conditions and promote appreciation of the profession.

Keywords : Nursing; Working Conditions; Communications Media; Coronavirus Infections; SARS Virus.

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