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What is burnout?

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Burnout is defined as a syndrome of emotional fatigue, alienation and reduced abilities. It is a serious condition in which people suffer from a negative change in feelings, attitude and expectations. This is often followed by severe problems at the workplace as well as in the private context. Affected persons experience fatigue, tiredness and reduced work abilities. For people working in the health care sector symptoms can manifest in terms of alienation from the patient, lack of emotions and empathy, and cynicism or aggression against the patient.

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