Burnout of doctors: the ways of getting back to life



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Creative Director, Director: Aizhan Madikhojayeva
Screenwriter-Editor: Diya Batenova
Chief Cameraman: Aidar Narguzhin
Designer: Yerzhan Abashev
Music: Alisher Taubaev


This film is about another pandemic. Burnout pandemics among the healthcare workers.

Our task was to tell as reliably as possible about their work at the very peak of the sickness. Using the example of doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel of the National Scientific Cardiac Surgery Center in the capital of Kazakhstan, we could see how the mental health of doctors has seriously deteriorated.

The video is divided into two parts. The first one is made in the genre of storytelling. And the main character - doctor Timur Lesbekov - describes everyday life in the "red zone". In the second part, healthcare professionals share their advice and experience on how to overcome burnout and take care of their mental health.

The video was filmed by order of the Country Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kazakhstan. It was repeatedly demonstrated at meetings, briefings, and healthcare forums with the WHO participation