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Occupational Risks of Health Professionals and Perspectives In The Face of Pandemic Situations, a Narrative Review

Objective: To explain the possible occupational risks of health professionals facing the pandemic situations.

Methods: this is a narrative review carried out by consulting the health databases and publications of the World Health Organization. Articles published from 1990 to 2020 were considered, for this purpose, we used the descriptors: “Health personnel, Occupational Risks and Pandemics”. Narrative review: 28 articles and other documents and a consultation to a database were selected to substantiate the work, items such as “Known factors that contribute to the lack of security of health professionals in the face of pandemics and perspectives against the new coronavirus”, "Statistics related to contagion and death rates among health professionals" and "Possible motivations or not for carrying out work during periods of pandemics" were based on a sufficient bibliographic search explaining the main points of occupational safety of health professionals in the face of a pandemic situation.

Final considerations: There is a real need to ensure rights, supplies, equipment and vaccination for health professionals; they will be an essential force in the fight against pandemic as the actual against new Coronavirus.


Ferreira VS*, Mendes NO, Reis AG, Belfort IKP, Falcao AS, Samineses SG, Victor EC, Barreiros MO, Monari FF, Martns VED

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