The Burnout Solution

12 weeks to a calmer you

The Burnout Solution

Burnout is a state of chronic stress that leads to physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism, detachment, feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment – many of the same symptoms as depression. Burnout is on the increase as we struggle to juggle the pressures of work and family life with a constant feeling of always being on. Through her own experience of burnout and her work as a psychotherapist, Siobhán Murray has developed a 12-week plan for overcoming this condition. The Burnout Solution offers a step-by-step path through feelings of stress and anxiety towards renewed clarity of mind and an ability to prioritise the important things in life. Learn the beauty of saying no, rethink your boundaries, find your ‘non-negotiables’ and regain your power, passion and sense of purpose.

The Burnout Companion To Study And Practice

A Critical Analysis

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.

The Other Side of Burnout

Solutions for Healthcare Professionals

The Other Side of Burnout

“I love the realistic, relatable, and all-encompassing content; it’s raw, it’s real, and brutally honest!” said one reviewer. “Are you sure you want to put this in print?” asked another. YES! was our unequivocal answer. We appreciate your boldness in choosing this absolutely uncensored book, The Other Side of Burnout: Solutions for Healthcare Professionals, and we know you will find answers here! • Read about our personal experiences with physician burnout. • Explore our assessment of the real causes of burnout— beyond the traditional concepts of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and diminished sense of personal achievement. • Learn sensible, tangible, implementable, and useful solutions for conquering burnout. This book is guaranteed to spark meaningful conversations with your fellow physicians and healthcare organizations. Best of all, The Other Side of Burnout: Solutions for Healthcare Professionals is a quick, concise read, because we understand that you are already stretched thin!

The Surface Designer's Handbook

The Surface Designer's Handbook

Beginning with studio practices and safety rules, this information-packed handbook is appropriate for both newcomers and experienced dyers but assumes that readers have a serious interest in textile design. An overview of dyeing starts with fibers and fabrics and discusses all aspects of the dyes favored by textile studios--fiber reactive, acid, vat, and disperse--before explaining discharging, screen printing, monoprinting, stamping, stenciling, resist dyeing, devore, and painting. Would-be fabric artists are advised along the way to identify a personal approach to dyeing--free spirit? rule-follower?--and color photographs of work by today's top fiber artists elucidate prevailing styles. Recipes and techniques are accompanied by step-by-step instructions with photographs, and a concealed spiral binding allows the book to lie flat. Ten appendices include a worksheet for recording chemicals, procedures, and costs for all projects; a guide to washing fabric; descriptions of stock solutions, thickeners, and steaming; a metric conversion table; and a guide to water temperatures.

Combating Physician Burnout

A Guide for Psychiatrists

Combating Physician Burnout

Edited by experts on burnout, five sections lay out the scope of the challenge and outline potential interventions. The introduction, which discusses the history and social context of burnout, provides psychiatrists who may be struggling with burnout with much-needed perspective. Subsequent sections discuss the potential effects of burnout on clinical care, contextual elements that may contribute to burnout, and, potential systemic and individual interventions.

Am I Burned out at Work?

A Self-Care Solution

Am I Burned out at Work?

Are you tired of the daily grind of work? Do you feel like calling in sick daily? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to complete projects? You may be suffering from workplace burnout. It’s a dysfunctional state not diagnosed by labs or x-rays, but it has a real effect on people's lives. Burnout permeates all cultures and pervades almost all institutions and organizations. It occurs when expectations outstrip reality or when work-related conflict erupts between employee and employer. But there is good news; your body gives you warning signs, and it's a treatable condition. In Am I Burned Out at Work?, author Dr. Salar A. Khan examines the topic of workplace burnout against the backdrop of his personal experience and his professional work and observations as a physician. He examines the role of the primary physician in screening burnout, addresses the phases of burnout, and gives advice for prevention. With a self-assessment tool included, this guide presents lessons and a step-by-step self-care solution to give you ultimate control of your health and well-being.

Psychology Serving Humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology

Volume 2: Western Psychology

Psychology Serving Humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology

This is the second of two volumes collecting the key proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology, the first to be held in Africa in the 123 years of its history. The theme of the conference was "Psychology Serving Humanity", a recognition of psychology's unfulfilled mission in the majority world and a reflection of what that world requires from psychology. Mainstream Psychology finds its largest number of exponents and leading personalities in the high income countries of the global West. The Other Psychologies, referred to by different names, are scattered across the rest of the world. Some of the names of these other forms of Psychology include indigenous Psychology. The main driver of indigenous and other forms of non-mainstream Psychology is the endeavour to embed the discipline in the dynamics of local societies. Psychology has entered an interesting era, however. While the dominant philosophy underpinning the discipline remains Western, Psychology in the majority world in 2000s may have reached a tipping point. It took over a hundred years but the 2004 and 2012 International Congresses of Psychology held in China and South Africa heralded a newfound possibility for the discipline. There is an opening of the field to potentially new thought and forms of the practice of Psychology. These proceedings are published in the hope that all psychologists, especially those located in well-resourced institutions in the West, confront the divided reality that characterizes Psychology so as to creatively consider the opportunity opened up by the growing field at the peripheries. Care was taken when assembling both conference and proceedings to ensure that the entire international psychological community was represented. Volume One contains contributions to Majority World Psychology. Volume Two contains contributions to Western Psychology.

Prediction of Burnout

Prediction of Burnout

This Study about burnout in nurses takes a different approach than all prior empirical work on this topic given that nonlinear relationships between job stressors, personal factors and the three burnout dimensions are investigated using artificial neural networks, a type of computer simulation that is especially well suited to capturing nonlinearities in data. The burnout process is related to organizational, personal, interpersonal, social, and cultural variables and these relationships are not exclusively linear. Due to this nonlinearity, hierarchical stepwise multiple regression or other linear statistical methods, may perhaps not be the most suitable method to analyze the data effectively. Compounding the dilemma is that multiple linear regression returns no direct indicator with regard to whether the data is best portrayed linearly. In standard least squares linear regression, the model has to be specified previously and assumptions have to be made concerning the underlying relationship between independent variables and dependent variables. Since by default, the relationship is often assumed to be linear, the regression line can be erroneous even though the error of the fit can be small. Artificial neural networks do not have these limitations with nonlinearities and are therefore predestined for the analysis of nonlinear relationships.This study is a complex research of burnout that includes socio-demographic characteristics, job stressors, and hardy personality. Typically, studies on burnout have investigated primarily the effects of organizational factors. Recently, authors revealed and confirmed the important effects of personality variables on the burnout process.The objective of developing an instrument to predict burnout (NuBuNet abbreviation for Nursing Burnout Network) in nurses is accomplished by using two different types of artificial neural networks: A three-layer feed-forward network with the gradient decent back-propagation training algorithm and a radial basis function network with two different training algorithms: the pseudo inverse algorithm and a hybrid algorithm. The implementation of the artificial neural networks used in this study is carried out in a MATLAB development environment. Instead of writing each artificial neural network as a stand-alone program, an object-oriented programming style is chosen to include all functions into one single system. Three artificial neural networks are implemented in the technical part of this study. A self-organizing map, a three-layer back-propagation network, and a radial basis function network. Whereas the self-organizing map is only used in the data preparation process, the back-propagation network and the radial basis function network is used in the burnout model approximation.After an exhaustive training and simulation session including more than 150 networks and an analysis of all results, the network with the best results is chosen to be compared to the hierarchical stepwise multiple regression.The network paradigms are better suited for the analysis of burnout than hierarchical stepwise multiple regression. Both can capture nonlinear relationships that are relevant for theory development. At predicting the three burnout sub-dimensions emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and lack of personal accomplishment however, the radial basis function network is slightly better than the three-layer feed-forward network.

Burnout in Probation and Corrections

Burnout in Probation and Corrections

1. Introduction -- 2. The conceptualization of burnout -- 3. The causes of burnout -- 4. The conditions of probation and parole employment -- 5. Methodology -- 6. Findings: causes of burnout -- 7. Gender and burnout -- 8. Managagers and burnout -- 9. A qualitative analysis of employee attitudes -- 10. Burnout among Southern correctional officers and probation and parole officers -- 11. Summary and implications.

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society

Each volume contains proceedings of the annual conference of the American Nuclear Society.