Problem

Professional burnout

Other Names:
Compassion syndrome
Nature:
People, especially professionals engaged in work demanding extensive personal commitment, are vulnerable to a complex syndrome characterized by: extreme fatigue, depression, psychosomatic illnesses, substance abuse, apathy, resignation and defensiveness.
Incidence:
Whilst characteristic of extreme forms of executive stress amongst business executives faced with conditions of rivalry and competition, it appears in a different light in the case of people in the caring professions (health, social services, psychotherapy, relief).
Narrower Problems:
Survivor sickness
Aggravates:
Compassion fatigue
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
05.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST