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URMC / Life-Work Connections Employee Assistance / Life-Work Connections/EAP Blog / August 2019 / World Health Organization: Workplace Burn-out Recognized

World Health Organization: Workplace Burn-out Recognized

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes "burn-out" as a genuine health condition in its International Classification of Diseases.

Its definition: "A syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." The syndrome is characterized by three dimensions: "1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and 3) reduced professional efficacy."

Sound familiar? If so, talk with your organization’s employee assistance program or a professional counselor.

Life-Work Connections/EAP is brought to you by Well-U, helping eligible individuals to assess issues, and provide short-term counseling and referrals.

Keith Stein | 8/29/2019

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