On the other side

Some mental health professionals share their first experiences at the Razi psychiatric hospital, their relationship with the patients and how they see their jobs. 
07 July 2022
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Des professionnel.les de la santé mentale partagent leurs premières expériences à l'hôpital psychiatrique Razi, du rapport avec les patient.es et de leur vision de leurs métiers. 
يشاركنا مهنيون ومهنيات من قطاع الصحة النفسية تجاربهم الأولى في مستشفى الرازي والعلاقات التي ربطتهم بالمرضى والمريضات ورؤيتهم لمهنتهم بشكل عام.
Created by
Rim Harrabi
Anas Aissaoui
Nadya Zarrougui
Graphic design
Yasser Jeridi
Mixing; Editing & Sound design
Oussema Gaidi
Rym Amami

In this final part of our series, a psychologist, a psychology teacher, a psychiatric nurse and a psychiatrist talk about their experiences at Razi Psychiatric Hospital, the initial apprehension or fascination that is felt by some, and all echoing the same sentiments of Rania and Omar.

They also share their views on the therapeutic approach, the role of the nursing staff, biological psychiatry and the notion of freedom...

Speakers :

Aymen Dabboussi: psychologist

Hatem Zhini: psychiatric nurse

Sana Cherni: psychology teacher

Taïeb Ghodhbane: psychiatrist

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