[Differential diagnostic of the burnout syndrome]
Korczak D, Kister C, Huber B
Record ID 32011000457
To answer the following questions: How is burnout diagnosed? Which criteria are relevant? How valid and reliable are the tools used? What kinds of disorders are relevant for a differential diagnosis of burnout? What is the economic effect of a differential diagnosis of burnout? Are there any negative effects of persons with burnout on patients or clients? Can stigmatization of burnout patients or clients be observed?
The authors conclude that: 1) further research (particularly high-quality studies) is needed to broaden the understanding of burnout syndrome; 2) a definition of burnout syndrome has to be found that goes beyond the published understanding of burnout and is based on common scientific consent; 3) a standardized, internationally accepted, and valid procedure for the differentiated diagnostic of burnout need to be found; 4) a third party assessment tool for diagnosing burnout needs to be developed; and 5) the economic effects and implications that burnout diagnostics have for the economy, health insurances, and patients need to be analyzed.
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- Job Satisfaction
- Mental Health
- Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
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