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SALDIAS-ALVEAR, Bernardo; HUAIQUIAN-SILVA, Julia  and  ESPINOZA-VENEGAS, Maritza. "On the other side of the bed": experience of a nurse hospitalized by Covid-19. Index Enferm [online]. 2021, vol.30, n.3, pp.249-253.  Epub June 06, 2022. ISSN 1699-5988.

Chile and the world are facing the coronavirus health crisis which has disrupted the sanitary environments and increased anxiety among patients on epidemiologic isolation, struggling with the disease alone away from their families. This biographic retelling presents a Covid-19 infected nurse examine his critical care unit hospitalization from a nursing perspective as a first-person narrative. Biographical method is prefered to communicate the experiences extracted from a in-depth interview. This article serves as a reminder that care's focus lays on our patient's dignity and to never dismiss this humane quality.

Keywords : Biography; Coronavirus infections; Hospitalization; Nursing.

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