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what is professional burnout?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Work fatigue: Burnout is the term for when a particular work situation loses most of its appeal and going to work becomes a chore. At the professional level it affects doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc. It needs to be recognized as it can affect performance and health. It should be addressed with counseling, training and career alternatives.
Dr. Donald Gieck
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Signs of burnout: One of the greatest warning signs that burnout is setting in includes increased effort without reciprocal productivity. In many instances productivity may not change and may actually fall. It is Important for employers and employees to recognize these signs.

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