Causes and Prevention of Burnout in Human Services

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Causes and Prevention of Burnout

Causes and Prevention of Burnout in Human Services Staff Paper CherrishTyler
University of Phoenix
BSHS 432
Latera Davis
December 23, 2011

Causes and Prevention of Burnout in Human Services Staff
Burnout is most common in individuals that are motivated and dedicated in his or her field of services, including among human services professionals. This discussion will included the definition of burnout, describing some of the individual, cultural, organizational, supervisory, and social support factors that cause burnout, describing various individual, job role, and organizational methods to prevent burnout, examine your own personality and share how you react and respond to personal and work-related stress, and what should human services manager do be alert and ready to assist with staff burnout.

According to MayoClinic (2011) states the definition of burnout as, “a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.”
Burnout maybe caused by a combination of organizational, cultural, and individual factors. Situations of feeling emotional and exhaustion demands on the workers are the result of leading to a burnout occurrence. In the case of working in mental health agencies, the demands are crucial toward the staff employed. A variety of issues is apparent to be concerned by the lack of attrition at the workplace. This includes, stress on the job, job dissatisfaction, lack of promotion opportunities, and conflict with supervisors and administration as contributing to workplace attrition. Staff of mental health agencies is very likely to experienced burnout circumstances related to attrition.

There are several ways to prevent methods of burnout in human services staff. One way to find out if indeed a staff is suffering from signs of burnout; one will need to figure out the reason for the burnout. Reconstructing the task and responsibilities on the...
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