Rev Gaucha Enferm. 2021 Jun 18;42(spe):e20200339. doi: 10.1590/1983-1447.2021.20200339. eCollection 2021.
OBJECTIVE: To trigger a reflection on the current working conditions of Nursing professionals in coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.
METHOD: A theoretical-reflective study supported by studies from the Marxist perspective, national and international scientific articles, and official documents from the World Health Organization and the Federal Nursing Council.
RESULTS: The daily work of Nursing professionals in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic presents unfavorable working conditions in Brazil and worldwide, with emphasis on the deficit of professionals, overload of activities, low pay, and personal protective equipment, often insufficient and inadequate, conditions that can lead to exhaustion, illness and death.
CONCLUSION: This study can contribute to raising discussions about the need for improvements in the working conditions of Nursing professionals, especially in pandemic times and the impact on the health of these professionals.