Bread & Roses — Prescription for Staff Burn-Out Syndrome
“Burn out” is defined as: “ . . . to fail, to wear out, or become exhausted by making excessive demands on energy, strength or resources.” Workers in the “helping professions” are particularly vulnerable to Burn-Out due to conditions of long hours, short pay, and a clientele composed of people expert at ripping off energy and nurturance. Staff members suffering from Burn-Out Syndrome often manifest the following physical signs/symptoms: 1) feeling exhausted or fatigued (run down), 2) inability to shake a cold, 3) frequent headaches or G.I. disturbances, 4) sleeplessness, 5) depression.
KeywordsStaff Member Excessive Demand Frequent Headache Active Talker Sticking Point
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