Corpus Journal of Clinical Trials
[ ISSN : 2833-3764 ]

Fake News and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Repercussions on Nursing Assistance

Research Article
Volume 3 - Issue 1 | Article DOI : 10.54026/CJCT/1008

Maria Lucia do Carmo Cruz Robazzi1,2, Andressa Fernanda Silva1,3, Cristiane Aparecida Silveira4*, Fabio de Souza Terra4 , Isabelle Cristinne Pinto Costa4 , Marcia Teles de Oliveira Gouveia5 , Maria Adelaide Silva Paredes Moreira2 , Rita de Cássia de Marchi Barcellos Dalri1 , Susanne Pinheiro Costa e Silva2 and Vanessa Augusto Bardaquim1

1University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing (EERP/USP), WHO Collaborating Center for
Nursing, Brazil
2Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB), Brazil
3Estácio University Center Ribeirão Preto campus, Brazil
4Federal University of Alfenas (UNIFAL-MG), Brazil
5Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil

Corresponding Authors

Cristiane Aparecida Silveira, R. Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 700 - Centro, Alfenas - MG, 37130-001, Brazi


Fake News, COVID-19, Coronavirus Infections, Health Repercussions

Received : June 14, 2022
Published : June 24, 2022



To carry out a theoretical reflection on how fake news related to the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on health and nursing care.


theoretical-reflective study about fake news related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on health and nursing care. To search for articles/texts, the descriptors Fake News, COVID-19, Coronavirus Infections, Health Repercussions extracted from Descriptors in Health Sciences (DeCS) and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) were used in Portuguese and English. and the keyword Repercussions in Nursing. The search took place in scientific databases and databases, with a thorough reading of articles related to the theme.

Results and Discussion:

Three guiding points/categories were elaborated to support the theoretical-reflective text of this article: “The Fake News in the COVID-19 pandemic”; “Some interferences of Fake News in the population”, with four subdivided categories and the last category “The impact on nursing care.” Final considerations: discrediting the recommendations of health professionals, especially nurses, had an impact on their health due to the stress they experienced, the disrespect and the violence they suffered, in the face of disbelief in relation to the correct guidelines that they verbalized and followed. It is understood that educational programs to stimulate critical thinking and online behavior are important strategies for the management of Fake News, helping to further prevent the dissemination of erroneous information about relevant topics related to the pandemic.