Burnout Case Study

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2.3.6 BURNOUT AMONG OTHER OCCUPATIONS Modest studies have been done on burnout among various occupations, including surveys among health practitioners. These studies indicate a high prevalence of burnout among practicing physicians and that one-third of physicians have experienced burnout at some point in their careers 59. Similarly, in a study to evaluate the prevalence and associated factors of burnout among nurses in Nigeria, Laosebikan and Oyetunde 17 used Maslach Burnout Inventory and GHQ to assess Burnout and probably psychological morbidity. Their findings revealed that 39.1% had emotional exhaustion, 29.2%, depersonalization and 40 % scored high in the domain of reduced personal accomplishment. Identified risk factors include interpersonal…show more content…
The associated risk factors include increase work demands ,inadequate social support, physical and psychological problems, professional cadre ,personality trait .These are similar to other studies among teachers 24,62 ,drivers 14,prison officers 54,forestry staffs 63. 2.3.7 EFFECTS OF BURNOUT ON HEALTH Burnout has consequences that affect individual’s physical and mental health. These include elevated blood pressure 64, cardiovascular disease, depression 53, sleep problems 65, anxiety, and psychosomatic issues. In addition to these, low productivity and absenteeism 11 in relation to burnout are of concern to organisations. Apart from employees that are affected, indirectly clients receive suboptimal attention and poor quality of care. 2.3.8 BURNOUT TREATMENT Burnout Interventional Program can be group into: (1) Those aimed at providing individual psychological resources and responses. These include stress management (relaxation techniques, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, client focus therapy…show more content…
According to WHO sub-classification scheme, Alcohol use disorders constitute a cluster of problems related to alcohol use 30 and have been described as the following: Alcohol Hazardous use, Harmful use, Alcohol Dependence68 , 69. Hazardous drinking is a pattern of alcohol consumption that could increase the likelihood of adverse consequences for the user or others 69. Harmful use refers to alcohol consumption that could lead to medical, psychological or social problems 69.Alcohol dependence is a cluster of behavioural, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that may develop after repeated alcohol use 69. 2.4.1 ALCOHOL USE AND RELATED PROBLEMS IN THE GENERAL POPULATION The European Alcohol report of 2004 puts the rates of hazardous alcohol consumption at 3-23% for men (over 60 g/day) and 1-11% for women (over 40g/day) 70. The lifetime alcohol use has been found to range between 6%-39% in Africa 71-72 while those with alcohol use disorder is estimated to be at 3.3% 3.In addition, Alcohol use is said to account for about 5% of disability adjusted life year's(DALY)lost and 6% of mortality globally

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