Burnout for Experts

Prevention in the Context of Living and Working

  • Sabine Bährer-Kohler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sabine Bährer-Kohler
    Pages 1-13
  3. Francisco Javier Carod-Artal, Carolina Vázquez-Cabrera
    Pages 15-35
  4. Flavio Muheim
    Pages 37-46
  5. Ulrich-Michael Hemmeter
    Pages 73-87
  6. Patricia Constantino, Edinilsa Ramos de Souza, Simone Gonçalves de Assis, Bruna Soares Chaves Correia
    Pages 89-98
  7. Shailesh Kumar, Graham Mellsop
    Pages 99-117
  8. Omer Aydemir, Ilkin Icelli
    Pages 119-143
  9. Aleksandra Milićević-Kalašić
    Pages 169-183
  10. Eva Garrosa, Bernardo Moreno-Jiménez
    Pages 201-221
  11. Ulla Walter, Martina Plaumann, Caroline Krugmann
    Pages 223-246
  12. Sabine Bährer-Kohler
    Pages 247-248
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 249-257

About this book


Wherever people are working, there is some type of stress—and where there is stress, there is the risk of burnout. It is widespread, the subject of numerous studies in the U.S. and abroad. It is also costly, both to individuals in the form of sick days, lost wages, and emotional exhaustion, and to the workplace in terms of the bottom line. But as we are now beginning to understand, burnout is also preventable.


Burnout for Experts brings multifaceted analysis to a multilayered problem, offering comprehensive discussion of contributing factors, classic and less widely perceived markers of burnout, coping strategies, and treatment methods. International perspectives consider phase models of burnout and differentiate between burnout and related physical and mental health conditions. By focusing on specific job and life variables including workplace culture and gender aspects, contributors give professionals ample means for recognizing burnout as well as its warning signs. Chapters on prevention and intervention detail effective programs that can be implemented at the individual and organizational levels. Included in the coverage:


·       History of burnout: a phenomenon.

·       Personal and external factors contributing to burnout.

·       Depression and burnout

·       Assessment tools and methods.

·       The role of communication in burnout prevention.

·       Active coping and other intervention strategies.


Skillfully balancing scholarship and accessibility, Burnout for Experts is a go-to resource for health psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and organizational, industrial, and clinical psychologists.


BUSCH training program Burnout Burnout and depression Burnout educational programs Burnout self management Employee burnout Employee satisfaction Employee stress Job satisfaction Work absenteeism Work ethic Work-related stress Worker stress Working environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabine Bährer-Kohler
    • 1
  1. 1.BaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4390-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4391-9
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