Wellness and Burnout in Human Services Literature: A Content Analysis of the Journal of Human Services Brett Gleason, Chris Wood, and Roy Teng, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
If not treated timely, burnout can have a negative impact on physical health, emotional state, and job performance.
Their findings also cannot be generalised in another milieu.
On the other hand, one could argue that lower rates of burnout still deserve attention, since even “mild” burnout has been associated with increased risk for mental health problems (Ahola et al., 2005).
Workplace interventions addressing emotional exhaustion must be systematically explored in future research studies through qualitative and quantitative methods of inquiry in order to develop effective evidence-based workplace interventions.
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