Burnout for Experts

Prevention in the Context of Living and Working

Editors: Bährer-Kohler, Sabine (Ed.)

  • Explains factors that distinguish burnout from depression
  •  Focuses on specific job and life variables including workplace culture and gender aspects
  • Introduces the BUSCH training program, of proven value for managers and employees, and for one-to-one counseling
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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.

About the authors

Sabine Bährer-Kohler, Dr. Dipl. Dipl. has her own company for counseling clients on how to deal with or prevent stress and burnout symptoms , is a lecturer at the University of Applied Science Bern, Switzerland; director of the International Psychogeriatric Association; contact person for International Mental Health of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the representative of the International Federation of Social Workers on the WHO Committee issuing the new ICD-11. She holds a doctorate in social science from the University of Tübingen, a diploma in education from the University of Education-Freiburg, and a diploma in social work and social education from the Protestant University of Applied Sciences-Berlin. In 2000, Dr. Bährer-Kohler was awarded the Research Prize given by the University Clinic in Bologna, Italy. She is a member of the Society for Women’s Psychiatric Health, the Swiss Alzheimer’s Society, and the Swiss Society for Social Psychiatry. As an academic social worker, she has looked after patients suffering from depression and/or severe burnout for 13 years. In 2009, Dr. Bährer-Kohler published Self Management of Chronic Disease with Springer.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book demonstrates the many different facets of burnout for individuals, companies, and society. … The likely audience is at a graduate or professional level. International government officials and researchers would find the level of analysis and language appropriate. … This book is wonderful to read. It presents topics in systematic way and the topics are varied and well researched. It is well written and provides substantial depth in coverage.” (Peter A. Liu, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2013)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bährer-Kohler, Sabine

    Pages 1-13

  • Burnout Syndrome in an International Setting

    Carod-Artal, Francisco Javier (et al.)

    Pages 15-35

  • Burnout: History of a Phenomenon

    Muheim, Flavio

    Pages 37-46

  • Burnout Symptoms and Cycles of Burnout: The Comparison with Psychiatric Disorders and Aspects of Approaches

    Nuallaong, Winitra

    Pages 47-72

  • Treatment of Burnout: Overlap of Diagnosis

    Hemmeter, Ulrich-Michael

    Pages 73-87

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4390-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9377-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Burnout for Experts
Book Subtitle
Prevention in the Context of Living and Working
Editors
  • Sabine Bährer-Kohler
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4391-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4391-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4390-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9377-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 258
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