Guest Editorial
Volume 2 Issue 9 - 2020
Nursing and Health Care for Covid-19
Carmen Luisa Betancur Pulgarín*
Master in Nursing, Specialist in Epidemiology, specialist in University Teaching, Nurse, Associate Professor, Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina, Pereira, Postgraduate Department, ZIPATEFI Research Group Leader, Associate Researcher (AI), Colciencias, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Carmen Luisa Betancur Pulgarín, Master in Nursing, Specialist in Epidemiology, specialist in University Teaching, Nurse, Associate Professor, Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina, Pereira, Postgraduate Department, ZIPATEFI Research Group Leader, Associate Researcher (AI), Colciencias, Colombia.
Received: July 17, 2020; Published: August 26, 2020




The nursing professional in Colombia, as in other countries, is facing the difficulties caused by the lack of knowledge about the coronavirus and the covid-19 disease. The care of patients infected with covid-19 requires greater care, dedication and protection from health professionals. Healthcare workers have been faced with the handling of new protection elements and more demanding measures for themselves, patients and families.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, health care has undergone a major change at the hospital level. Large population requires education to reduce the degree of uncertainty caused by misinformation in the media and social networks. The population has been distressed and concerned about the health of everyone but has also been aggressive towards health workers at times. This has led to the creation of new structures for patient care and care for communities.

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Citation: Carmen Luisa Betancur Pulgarín. “Nursing and Health Care for Covid-19”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.9 (2020): 60-62.

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