“A Shift that Broke my Heart”: The Nursing Activity from the Dialogical and Ergological Perspective in Times of Covid-19 / “Um plantão que partiu meu coração”: o trabalho de Enfermagem sob as perspectivas dialógica e ergológica em tempos de covid-19

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Taking into consideration the relevance of studies on language interfaces for the better understanding of human activities, this paper aims to verify aspects of uses of the self in the work activity of a nurse who deals with patients infected with covid-19. This paper is theoretically based on the dialogical perspective of language in interlocution with ergological approach studies. The object of reflection for this study consists of a nurse's report published on her profile, on Facebook, in which she states: “Report of a shift that broke my heart.” This person dialogues with others on social media using utterances derived from events in her labor environment, the hospital. The present analysis reveals axiological positions of a subjective nature, which refer to one subject who shares utterances in this mean in order to evaluate the existing tension in the complexity of coping with death and the professionals' human and psychological exhaustion while dealing with covid-19.

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Voges, M. C. N. (2021). “A Shift that Broke my Heart”: The Nursing Activity from the Dialogical and Ergological Perspective in Times of Covid-19 / “Um plantão que partiu meu coração”: o trabalho de Enfermagem sob as perspectivas dialógica e ergológica em tempos de covid-19. Bakhtiniana, 16(4), 75–102. https://doi.org/10.1590/2176-457351666

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