“Burnout Syndrome in the health professions: analysis of aetiological factors”.

Ombretta Puricelli, Simone Callegari, Valdemaro Pavacci, Alessandro Caielli, Edoardo Raposio


In the ’70s, Freudenberger drew attention to one of the possible manifestations of workplace stress, introducing the term “Burnout”. This term indicates a state of malaise found among workers in the so-called helping professions, especially in the social-health area. 
Various studies document the high levels of workplace stress in hospital services. The incidence among doctors of alcoholism, cirrhosis, suicide and broken marriages leads to the urgent need to examine predispositional aetiological factors, clinical manifestations and strategies for managing workplace stress. 

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Rivista di Psicologia Clinica. Teoria e metodi dell'intervento

Rivista Telematica a Carattere Scientifico Registrazione presso il Tribunale civile di Roma (n.149/2006 del 17/03/2006)

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