[Symptoms and characteristics of burnout]

Soins. 2018 Nov;63(830):28-32. doi: 10.1016/j.soin.2018.09.006.
[Article in French]


For several years, the use of the term 'burnout' has been applied to clinical situations inappropriately and often excessively. The complexity of the approach to work related stress could explain this. It is important to understand the clinical bases which constitute this occupational exhaustion syndrome.

Keywords: burn out; burnout; caregiver; occupational exhaustion; soignant; souffrance au travail; work related stress; épuisement professionnel.

MeSH terms

  • Burnout, Professional / diagnosis*
  • Burnout, Professional / epidemiology
  • Burnout, Psychological / diagnosis
  • Burnout, Psychological / epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Empathy
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Motivation
  • Nursing Staff
  • Stress, Psychological / diagnosis
  • Stress, Psychological / epidemiology
  • Stress, Psychological / prevention & control