Cuidado a(o) filha(o) em tempos de Covid19: experiência de mães profissionais de saúde
Silva, Natasha Carolina Corrêa da
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Introduction: In the year 2020 the World Health Organization declared a pandemic state due to the Coronavirus. The need to contain the transmissibility affected the daily life of individuals and the routine of institutions, especially health institutions. Health professionals are mostly women, whose reality, especially when mothers, is a double work day. The pandemic has added elements of increased biological risks and emotional suffering, as well as fatigue and exhaustion due to the demands of the emergency situation. Thus, this study questioned itself about 'how women, working health professionals and mothers, established the care for their children throughout the times of COVID-19? Objective: to know the structure of the care of children of mothers/health professionals, active in the front line of the pandemic. Method: research of qualitative approach, developed with 12 women, mothers and health professionals, through semi-structured interviews, audio recorded that later underwent analytical processes of Symbolic Interactionism and Content Analysis. Results: The woman, in her condition as mother and health professional, structured the care for the child under two concerns: protecting the child from contamination by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and protecting her development. The results are organized into two thematic categories: 'Work context and transmission of the coronavirus' and 'Social Support Network, Development and Care'. Conclusion: The pandemic COVID-19, corroborated the dynamics of gender inequality and confirmed that these cannot be ignored, also highlighting the indispensability of building effective public policies that serve as support for women, mothers and health workers to care for their children.
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