The Value Nurse Workforce
Tatiane Araújo dos Santos, Cristina Maria Meira de Melo, Juliana Alves Leite Leal, Valdira Gonzaga Rodrigues, Handerson Silva Santos

The aim was to understand how the value of the labor force in Brazil is formed, having the workforce of nurses as a case in the context of contemporary work in a theoretical analysis based in the Marx’s theory of value. The methodological steps used were: understanding the concepts of workforce and value from the field of sociology of work, researching data in secondary bases about labor market and correlation of concepts, and data for the nurse workforce. For the analysis, we used the dialectical method. The conformation of the value of the nurse workforce in the Brazilian context dominates the elements that reduce this value, such as: precariousness of job, the competition among nurses, and others nursing professions and occupations such as Community Health Workers (CHW) and caregivers; the insipient organization of nurses as working class. Consequently, if the price of this workforce is below its actual value, this benefits capitalist production mode, and biomedical care model, because they cannot prescient this workforce, since it is essential to coordinate the nursing work process and to articulate the health work processes.

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