Burnout Essay

851 Words Jun 11th, 2014 4 Pages
Burnout "Burnout is the index of the dislocation between what people are and what they have to do. It represents an erosion in values, dignity, spirit, and will...It is a malady that spreads gradually and continuously over time, putting people into a downward spiral from which it's hard to recover"(Maslach & Leiter, 1997, p.17). Burnout has also been associated with lack of feelings of personal accomplishment and significance. Those that enter clinical practice often do so because they are willing to sacrifice a larger pay scale in exchange for doing a job that gives them a sense of accomplishment. Many social workers enter the field with an idealistic view the impact that they will have on the lives of their clients. When this view …show more content…
In most cases the judge has the ultimate say on the case and sometimes the social worker will not agree and this may also cause the stress on the worker.
A method to prevent burnout on social workers is to figure out what type of burnout is primarily observed. An organization that observes its workers experiencing burnout due to working on the same service or project daily or working in highly stressful situations daily, restructuring job responsibilities to add variety to the workers workload would be an appropriate method to prevent continued burnout for this reason. Clarifying the goals and expectations of each job title can help workers experience higher job motivation and a stronger sense of purpose at work if burning out due to low role-clarity or low meaning of work. Frequent communication between supervisors and their workers may also create a strong social support network for the ones under stress to fall back on for guidance. Burnout as a result of individual factors may be addressed by staff development interventions and in-house trainings related to time management, peer support groups, problem solving, and resource exchange. Sometimes personal stress takes place in your work place. When this happens, you may want to enroll at a gym to be able to release some stress, relax in the

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