Burnout syndrome - Gabriela Šivic Burnout syndrome - Gabriela Šivic

WHAT IS BURNOUT SYNDROME?

Burnout syndrome has an impact not only on individuals who are affected by it but it also significantly influences their families as well as wider social surroundings.

In addition, as it typically occurs in professions where frequent or all-day contact with people is common, the syndrome affects clients, as well as patients in the health care system, thus having a significant influence on the care and services provided. Burnout syndrome in the health care system occurs not only in advanced countries but also in developing countries; it is mostly the job character and excessive workload with little work process autonomy that determine the burnout risks. Therefore, it is necessary to pay close attention to individual and organizational prevention and to reinforce all protective control strategies. A successful prevention approach can be applying work and life balance.