Combatting Burnout

ADAM STATEN Clinical features of burnout Impact on the individual Effect on the NHS workforce Effect on the NHS Conclusion References The term burnout is ...

Combatting Burnout

This timely aid, filled with 'down to earth' advice, provides invaluable guidance on avoiding burnout and on how to combat it should it occur. The book offers innovative ways to change working practices, shares advice on building protective mechanisms into daily working life and explores the diverse array of career options that are available to doctors. Key features: The first practical guide to help medical students and junior doctors identify, combat and avoid burnout Recognises and describes the impact that burnout has on the ability of doctors to work safely and of students to study effectively, and the impact burnout has on the wider healthcare system Discusses the factors that affect resilience and how this can be nurtured, and where help can be found for those who feel they are experiencing burnout Enhanced by 'real life' examples throughout Addressing the growing body of evidence that highlights burnout as an increasing problem among medical students and junior doctors worldwide, with a lasting impact on those directly affected, on the wider workforce and entire healthcare systems, this book will enable readers to identify and address problems quickly and see how they can build careers that are personally satisfying.

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout: How to Recharge and Get Back on Track When You Feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Living with Diabetes will begin by digging deeply into why we felt burnt out, why this disease takes such an immense toll on us, ...

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout: How to Recharge and Get Back on Track When You Feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Living with Diabetes will begin by digging deeply into why we felt burnt out, why this disease takes such an immense toll on us, and why it's about so much more than “eating a healthy diet” and “taking your medication.” The chapters will each directly address burnout in relation to: food, exercise, insulin dosing, blood sugar checking, fear of low blood sugar, being a caregiver/spouse of a person with diabetes, communicating more effectively with your doctor, how to take a healthy “vacation” from diabetes, and how to create realistic expectations and goals for yourself.

GP Wellbeing

This is the first book to explore the impact of 'burnout' on the current NHS GP workforce and how this can be addressed, from an insider GP perspective.

GP Wellbeing

This is the first book to explore the impact of 'burnout' on the current NHS GP workforce and how this can be addressed, from an insider GP perspective. Adam Staten, recently qualified GP, and Euan Lawson, Fellow of the RCGP with over 20 years experience, discuss in engaging, accessible chapters how burnout manifests psychologically, the complex reasons why GPs burn out and the individual and broader impact this can have. Most importantly, the book offers practical advice on how to avoid burning out and combat the negative effects of an increasingly high-pressure role, exploring how GPs can develop resilience and work in a way that builds a healthier work-life balance. A section is dedicated to the array of GP job options, with testimonies from practitioners working in diverse areas from education and academia to military and humanitarian settings. This book explores the challenges of working in general practice today, but it also demonstrates the potential for every GP to experience a personally and professionally satisfying career. Providing practical, workable advice and links to resources for help and support, the book enables readers to find opportunity within the perceived 'crisis'. By reading this book, you will find the means to improve not just your own working life but also to enhance the way you deliver care to your patients.

Professional Burnout in Medicine and the Helping Professions

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Professional Burnout in Medicine and the Helping Professions

Physicians and other helping professionals have created a practical, hands-on book that will aid in the identification and reduction of job stress. Nurses, physicians, thanatologists, and psychotherapists are among the growing number of health care professionals whose physical and mental health are being severely affected by work stress. This unique volume achieves what no earlier book has attempted for this specialized professional group. It offers a thorough understanding of professional burnout, elaborating how burnout develops and offering a model with which to identify job stressors. Professional Burnout in Medicine and the Helping Professions also offers an in-depth exploration of stress and burnout issues from the perspectives of specific medical and helping profession disciplines--physicians, nurses, social workers, psychotherapists, teachers, consultants, agency and hospital workers, funeral directors, and more. Experts in these fields examine the values, ethics, and morality of individuals, health care organizations, and society that may lead to burnout This in-depth and highly practical volume identifies the stages of disillusionment and offers successful intervention strategies for recognizing the signs and reducing or efficiently managing causative factors.

The Burnout Companion To Study And Practice

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The Burnout Companion To Study And Practice

Burnout is a common metaphor for a state of extreme psychophysical exhaustion, usually work-related. This book provides an overview of the burnout syndrome from its earliest recorded occurrences to current empirical studies. It reviews perceptions that burnout is particularly prevalent among certain professional groups - police officers, social workers, teachers, financial traders - and introduces individual inter- personal, workload, occupational, organizational, social and cultural factors. Burnout deals with occurrence, measurement, assessment as well as intervention and treatment programmes. This textbook should prove useful to occupational and organizational health and safety researchers and practitioners around the world. It should also be a valuable resource for human resources professional and related management professionals.

Beyond Burnout

The third '-ise' to combatting burnout, socialise, is to be purposeful in creating opportunities for social connection in our workplaces.

Beyond Burnout

Burnout is costing us. There are the personal costs to health and finances, organisational costs in lost productivity and sick leave, and national costs when it comes to healthcare services and similar. Following her own first-hand experience, as well as the countless similar scenarios she’s seen in her role as an executive coach, Suzi McAlpine has created a book about burnout to help create environments and organisational cultures that reduce its occurrence. This couldn’t come at a more important time. The World Health Organisation has upgraded the classification of burnout to a syndrome – believing it to be a significant factor influencing people’s health and, by extension, that of our organisations and societies. As well as actionable tools and key takeouts, each chapter/ section will include information about how to recognise the signs of burnout, and practical how-tos for leaders to reduce its presence in organisations. She also explains how to treat and address burnout when it is present.

Burnout Fatigue Exhaustion

The Discovery of Burnout The term burnout was first used as an informal, ... practitioner who was primarily interested in preventing and combatting burnout, ...

Burnout  Fatigue  Exhaustion

This interdisciplinary book explores the connections and tensions between sociological, psychological, and biological theories of exhaustion. It examines how the prevalence of exhaustion – both as an individual experience and as a broader socio-cultural phenomenon – is manifest in the epidemic rise of burnout, depression, and chronic fatigue. It provides innovative analyses of the complex interplay between the processes involved in the production of mental health diagnoses, socio-cultural transformations, and subjective illness experiences. Using many of the existing ideologically charged exhaustion theories as case studies, the authors investigate how individual discomfort and wider social dynamics are interrelated. Covering a vast breadth of topics, this book will appeal to scholars of psychology, sociology, medicine, psychiatry, literature, and history.

Job Burnout in the Human Services

The causes and consequences of stress are discussed , and holistic techniques for dealing with stress are presented in this textbook .

Job Burnout in the Human Services

39 selected references to journal articles, books, and theses from the field of social work and related disciplines that deal with peoples' problems. Intended for managers and employees. Alphabetical arrangement by authors. Each entry gives bibliographical information and abstract. Index of authors.

The End of Burnout

“More than ever,” the Meredith report claims, “women are looking to brands to be their ally in combatting burnout (not adding to it).

The End of Burnout

Going beyond the how and why of burnout, a former tenured professor combines academic methods and first-person experience to propose new ways for resisting our cultural obsession with work and transforming our vision of human flourishing. Burnout has become our go-to term for talking about the pressure and dissatisfaction we experience at work. But because we don't really understand what burnout means, the discourse does little to help workers who are suffering from exhaustion and despair. Jonathan Malesic was one of those workers, and to escape he quit his job as a tenured professor. In The End of Burnout, he dives into the history and psychology of burnout, traces the origin of the high ideals we bring to our dismal jobs, and profiles the individuals and communities who are already resisting our cultural commitment to constant work. In The End of Burnout, Malesic traces his own history as someone who burned out of a tenured job to frame this rigorous investigation of how and why so many of us feel worn out, alienated, and useless in our work. Through research on the science, culture, and philosophy of burnout, Malesic explores the gap between our vocation and our jobs, and between the ideals we have for work and the reality of what we have to do. He eschews the usual prevailing wisdom in confronting burnout ("Learn to say no!" "Practice mindfulness!") to examine how our jobs have been constructed as a symbol of our value and our total identity. Beyond looking at what drives burnout--unfairness, a lack of autonomy, a breakdown of community, mismatches of values--this book spotlights groups that are addressing these failures of ethics. We can look to communities of monks, employees of a Dallas nonprofit, intense hobbyists, and artists with disabilities to see the possibilities for resisting a "total work" environment and the paths to recognizing the dignity of workers and nonworkers alike. In this critical yet deeply humane book, Malesic offers the vocabulary we need to recognize burnout, overcome burnout culture, and find moral significance in our lives beyond work.

Handbook of Organizational Consultation Second Editon

... they plan to implement in order to improve their coping with burnout. ... the problem of burnout and in combatting it, All 30 of the participants who ...

Handbook of Organizational Consultation  Second Editon

A handbook on organizational consultation. This second edition includes more than 35 new chapters and an expanded list of international contributors. It analyzes all aspects of organizational consulting - including normative, empirical and political topics - and offers a broad view of consultation diagnoses, problem centres, and interventions.

Personnel Literature

... 8-128 Burnout : causes and cures , 3-43 Chronic occupational stressors , self - focused attention , and well - being , 2-34 Combatting feelings of ...

Personnel Literature


Humanism and Resilience in Residency Training

These researchers make a case for building resilience in the medical workforce in preference to the costly and difficult task of combatting burnout.

Humanism and Resilience in Residency Training

This book aims to help identify pre-existing adaptive traits and positive perspectives in resident trainees, while challenging those that are less adaptive by building a formal curriculum for medical education that focuses on the humanistic aspects of medicine. Humanism in medicine is threatened by the false narrative that good physicians are superhumans who do not have their own needs. Written by experts in the field, this book is designed to be a concise, integrated guide to resilience during residency training. Through this guide, trainees learn (i) the usefulness of psychotherapeutic strategies for their own stress management and well-being; (ii) techniques and strategies that are useful in the practice of medicine; and (iii) to consider lifestyle modifications to improve physical and psychological health and well-being, through identification of positive and negative lifestyle factors influencing physicians’ response to stress. Since it is designed for busy trainees and physicians, this volume meticulously provides easy-to-use, evidence-based learning tools and therapeutic techniques, including case studies, skill-building exercises, self-test questionnaires, illustrations, useful practice-reminder tips, and other features. Humanism and Resilience in Residency Training is an excellent resource for all medical trainees and professionals who need to incorporate humanism and resilience in their practice, both for accreditation requirements and for personal well-being. This includes medical students and residents, psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists, family physicians, medical education professionals, hospitalists, nurses, and all healthcare providers

Administration in Mental Health

Pines , A. and Aronson , E. Combatting burnout . Children and Youth Services Review , 5 , 263-275 , 1983 . Sluyter , G. Burnout among residential management ...

Administration in Mental Health


The Resilient Healthcare Organization

These are some of the individual interventions that are effective in combatting burnout: Measure burnout and share results on a regular basis Help medical ...

The Resilient Healthcare Organization

Professional burnout is an epidemic in America. Approximately half of physicians and nurses are affected and at risk for themselves and their patients. Much has been written about professional burnout. The term was originally coined in the 1970s by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger to describe the consequences of severe stress and high ideals experienced by people working in "helping" professions. Since then, many books have been written to address this looming national public health crisis. But, unfortunately, there has been much less written from a solution standpoint: getting to the root cause of why this is occurring now more than ever. The Resilient Healthcare Organization engages readers focusing on physicians and healthcare professionals and their experiences and how they overcame a loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. The feelings of emotional exhaustion are characterized by depersonalization and perceived ineffectiveness. These are the cardinal features that define "burnout" and affect almost 50% of physicians and 30–70% of nurses. This book addresses why burnout is viewed as a threat and how it can be fought. The author discusses the contributing factors and solutions at the health system and societal level. Additionally, this book explores the current and future etiology and impacts on physicians and healthcare professionals, with a significant emphasis on solutions at both the individual level and the system level. Contributors: Patricia S. Normand MD, Bruce Flareau, MD, Kathleen Ferket, MSN, APRN, Daniel Edelman, DO, and Peter B. Angood, MD.

Exploring the Pressures of Medical Education From a Mental Health and Wellness Perspective

... programmes could produce more evidence about the cultural impact of the learning environment on teaching clinical empathy and combatting burnout.

Exploring the Pressures of Medical Education From a Mental Health and Wellness Perspective

Discussions surrounding mental health are becoming more prominent and these conditions are becoming less stigmatized. Studying the effects that mental wellness has on students within the medical field can provide an insider perspective on this critical topic. Exploring the Pressures of Medical Education From a Mental Health and Wellness Perspective is a critical reference source that examines the mental and emotional problems that arise with students practicing in the medical field. Featuring relevant topics such as student burnout, cognitive learning, graduate education, and curriculum development, this scholarly publication is ideal for medical practitioners, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in staying apprised of the latest trends and developments relating to mental wellness.

Teachers Under Pressure

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Teachers Under Pressure

Our education system has undergone a process of enormous and rapid change, and all too often teachers have found that insufficient support has been offered to help them cope with this. As a result, most teachers now find that they experience stress of one sort or another at some point during their careers. As a direct reaction to this, the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) have commissioned a comprehensive study of the issue of teacher stress. This book reports on the findings of that study, and the implications this has not only for teachers, but also for the pupils they teach. Cary Cooper and Cheryl Travers' book: * helps to identify which teachers are currently at risk of stress * explores how teacher's problems vary according to where they work, their grade, whether they are male or female and the age range they teach * suggests ways in which the problems of teachers can be helped * suggests preventative action to minimise stress and maximise educational experience

Psychological Distress among University Students

This is reflected in the current data as students felt the university should play a role in helping combat burnout. In order to ameliorate the effects of ...

Psychological Distress among University Students

The Guest Editors would like to express their profound gratitude to Dr Isabella Giulia Franzoi for her valuable work in initiating this Research Topic and actively contributing to it.

Resources in Education

Using a multidimensional approach rather than a one - dimensional approach to identify some likely causes and constructive ways of combatting burnout should ...

Resources in Education


Educator Stress

The longitudinal evidence that workplace coping is effective in combatting burnout is largely absent (e.g., González-Morales et al., ...

Educator Stress

This book brings together the most current thinking and research on educator stress and how education systems can support quality teachers and quality education. It adopts an occupational health perspective to examine the problem of educator stress and presents theory-driven intervention strategies to reduce stress load and support educator resilience and healthy school organizations. The book provides an international perspective on key challenges facing educators such as teacher stress, teacher retention, training effective teachers, teacher accountability, cyber-bullying in schools, and developing healthy school systems. Divided into four parts, the book starts out by introducing and defining the problem of educator stress internationally and examining educator stress in the context of school, education system, and education policy factors. Part I includes chapters on educator mental health and well-being, stress-related biological vulnerabilities, the relation of stress to teaching self-efficacy, turnover in charter schools, and the role of culture in educator stress. Part II reviews the main conceptual models that explain educator stress while applying an occupational health framework to education contexts which stresses the role of organizational factors, including work organization and work practices. It ends with a proposal of a dynamic integrative theory of educator stress, which highlights the changing nature of educator stress with time and context. Part III starts with the definition of what constitute healthy school organizations as a backdrop to the following chapters which review the application of occupational health psychology theories and intervention approaches to reducing educator stress, promoting teacher resources and developing healthy school systems. Chapters include interventions at the individual, individual-organizational interface and organizational levels. Part III ends with a chapter addressing cyber-bullying, a new challenge affecting schools and teachers. Part IV discusses the implications for research, practice and policy in education, including teacher training and development. In addition, it presents a review of methodological issues facing researchers on educator stress and identifies future trends for research on this topic, including the use of ecological momentary assessment in educator stress research. The editors’ concluding comments reflect upon the application of an occupational health perspective to advance research, practice and policy directed at reducing stress in educators, and promoting teacher and school well-being.