Dimensions of Burnout

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Burnout is a serious threat to any professional and is particularly acute to those in the helping professions. Nurses, teachers, pastors, and social workers live in a constant mode of "being available to people." If one is not aware of the danger, this constant output of physical, mental, and spiritual energy will eventualy reach its limit and burnout will ensue. This presentation identifies the signs of this danger. The purpose is to help professionals see the danger before it becomes inevitable.

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Dimensions of Burnout

  1. 1. The Dimensions of Burnout Leadership Renewal Seminar Dr. Greg Waddell
  2. 2. • Personal Assessment • Organizational Assessment • The dimensions of burnout
  3. 3. “The extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one’s devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.” Dr. Herbert Freudenberger
  4. 4. “A prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors, which impairs personal and social functioning and is comprised of three dimensions: exhaustion, cynicism, and reduced personal accomplishment or inefficacy.” Chandler, Diane J. An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Spiritual Renewal Ph.D. Dissertation, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, 2005.

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