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Banishing Burnout

I’ve been recommending Leiter & Maslach’s book, Banishing Burnout, by word of mouth for a long time. I’ve been a bit tardy in posting a review on the Fried Social Worker web site.
So here it is, my review of Banishing Burnout, which I highly recommend if you’re a social worker suffering from job burnout.
This book [...]

The Physical Toll of Burnout

Here’s an interesting article from the American Psychological Association: Burnout harms workers’ physical health through many pathways
According to the article, burnout increases your likelihood of cardiovascular disease as much as other known risk factors such as smoking. It’s an interesting but rather disturbing article if you’re concerned about the physical effects of burnout.
If you’re not [...]

Is it Burnout or Compassion Fatigue?

Are you suffering from burnout or compassion fatigue? Or both? You can take the Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue (CSF) Test to find out. You’ll also find some helpful resources below the self-test.
 
“Compassion Fatigue” seems to be the buzzword these days. It seems to be freely interchanged with the word “burnout,” although these strike me as [...]

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