Towards the end of the second wave of COVID-19 Clalit's chief executive nurse initiated the publication of a book expressing last year life experience of Clalit's 14,000 nurses in all outlines, and which relies on the COVID-19 diaries in the Clalit's Facebook community. The book, which was published in December 2020 and distributed to all teams, contains themes that have been edited with added value to the voice of the nurses in this book and in general.
Purpose: Our purpose was to Describe key themes in the written dialogue of the nurses and discuss their meaning and examine their importance, value and symbolism for the continuation of the future discourse of nurses in the media and publications
Methods: Each text written by the nurses submitted to the book, mainly posts and 30 interviews that were transcribed and submitted for editing was analyzed based on the main themes, in order to help edit the book which has historical value
Main results: The main theme in writing is taken from the world of warfare. Dealing with the virus was described as a war and the team described itself as warriors. Concepts of victory and loss, as well as expressions of battlefield, battle and brotherhood of warriors dominated the description segment. The second most prominent theme: medical heroes, and here the angels stood out in white, depictions of royalty, immortal, superhuman behavior, self-sacrifice and superheroes and seek to ensure that it includes descriptions of action as well as gendered representation and learned health perceptions.
- We believe that it is of great value to combine forces also precisely in the messages in the media to all our partners.