What is Burnout?
Burnout is a “syndrome of depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, and sense of low personal accomplishment that leads to decreased effectiveness at work.” Burnout is caused by excessive an prolonged periods of stress. Stress can be negative or positive in nature, however burnout has negative resulting consequences of reduced productivity.
- Lecture by Dr. Bryan Sexton from the Duke Patient Safety Center
- Oldenburg Burnout Inventory
- Promoting resiliency: Recognizing and preventing burnout
- The Science Behind Pharmacist Burnout Is Scary: Here Is What to Do About It
Stress vs. Burnout
Individuals may respond to stress in different ways and can experience varying physical and emotional responses. When symptoms of stress continue for a prolonged period of time, this can turn into burnout.
|Symptoms of Stress vs. Burnout|
|Emotions are overreactive||Emotions are blunted|
|Produces urgency and hyperactivity||Produces helplessness and hopelessness|
|Loss of energy||Loss of motivation, ideals, and hope|
|Leads to anxiety disorders||Leads to detachment and depression|
|Primary damage is physical||Primary damage is emotional|
|May kill you prematurely||May make life seem not worth living|