Some include alienating themselves from everyone else, utilization of drugs or food to cope with things, taking a while to actually get things done, taking out frustrations on other people, or skipping work/school. According to an article by Charanjit Singh, gender, level of qualification, and age contributes to the risk factors of burnout (Singh, 2011). A nurse does not become burnt out easily, it’s a process and as it gradually becomes worse then it will lead to a burnout (Smith, M., Segal, J., Robinson, L., & Segal, R. June, 2016). Negative Consequences Nurses who are often suffering from burnout typically have a lower quality of life. There are indeed consequences to a burnout.
Burnout is one of the factors that may affect employees’ efficiency, a group connections, motivation and general emotional wellbeing of workers in the working environment. The idea of burnout was separately presented by Herbert Freudenberger in 1974 and Christina Maslach in 1976. The term was used to portray the mental condition of health care volunteers who were indicating such side effects as emotional depletion and loss of inspiration (Freudenberger, 1974, 1975; Maslach, 1976). Burnout is characterized as a psychological syndrome of an emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a decreased level of individual accomplishment (Schaufeli, Maslach, and Marek 1993). Burnout is a psychological syndrome covering the symptoms of emotional fatigue,
It has also been shown to have significant impact on patient satisfaction, quality of care, number of medical errors, and patient recovery times (Shanafelt, Bradley, Wipf, & Back, 2002; Vahey, Aiken, Sloane, Clarke, & Vargas, 2004). Over the last 35 years, the incidence of stress-related illnesses such as burnout has increased constantly, affecting more than the 30% of workers globally . The incidence of burnout among health care workers, has increased substantially reaching rates between 25% and 75% in some clinical specialties . Among the sources of occupational illnesses, burnout represents 8% of the cases of occupational illnesses . Job burnout is a cumulative negative response to prolonged occupational stress
According to Hylton (2015), unaddressed workplace stress may result in burnout. Intrinsically, dealing with work-related stress helps clinicians reduce or avoid burnout. Workplace stress can be managed through improved communication (verbal, non-verbal and
Rather, in a professional or personal setting burnout is either a positive or negative change of events. Indications of burnout occur in the workforce or within a family system because an individual takes on more than one can handle, thinking of others instead of self or lack of support in the work or home environment or lacking team collaboration on projects or assisting others. “The quality of care and patient safety is at risk due to the counselor being burnout or exhausted from the client’s needs, which cannot be ignored and still demands attention from someone in a professional manner” (Bridgeman, Bridgeman, & Barone, 2018, p.
Scope of the Problem One research study on compassion fatigue and burnout found that “burnout has been more closely associated with systemic stressors in the work environment (Malachi, 2003), and compassion fatigue has been associated with the demands of interacting with traumatized clients (Figley, 1995) and with the number of hours spent providing them with therapeutic services” (Kassam-Adams, 1999; Flannelly et al., 2005). Social workers that work with traumatized clients and spend more hours working with clients is a key factor that contributes to compassion fatigue compared to work-settings and other factors that contribute to burnout. “However, certain personal resources were even stronger predictors of burnout. Compassion satisfaction,
Etiology of Burnout Burnout is the end result of work stress. The American Psychological Association (2015) states that about 75% of Americans suffer at least one symptom of stress every month. Stress is defined as an imbalance state in energetical supply which makes someone feeling difficulty to restore or compensate (Sanders 1983). Stress can be beneficial if it is considered as positive motivation or inspiration and does not pose a threat to someone experiencing it; however, stress can also mean bad stress and bring anger, tension, or confusion. According to Maslach et al (2001), the contributing factors of burnout may consist of situational factors and individual factors.
12). As such, burnout is a psychological symptom of chronic exhaustion, inefficacy and cynicism. Exhaustion results from a person’s experience with stressful situations such that their physical and emotional resources become inefficient. When workers are exhausted, they have low initiative for work hence an even lower capacity for demanding tasks (Persily, 2013, Pg. 7).
According to Gupta and Rani, “Teacher burnout is a psychological condition that leads to exhaustion, depersonalization, and decreased teacher achievement and self-worth” (Gupta & Rani, 2014, p. 7). Dr. Beverly Potter (2005) expressed many additional consequences that come with burnout. These consequences include, negative emotions, interpersonal problems, health problems, substance abuse, declining performance, and feeling of meaninglessness. With the knowledge of these negative effects, it is important to educate all those that work in education about what burnout is and prevention steps to avoid any negative effects that may occur as a