The burned worker syndrome, also known as Burnout , has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). Thus, from 2022 the burnout syndrome will be integrated into the International Classification of Diseases (CIE-11).
WHO stipulates that burned worker syndrome has only reference in “the work environment”, so it should not be used for other situations in other “areas of life”. It is estimated that it affects 10% of the active population in the world.
thanks to this, this change is expected to give greater visibility to this problem, and facilitate the management of casualties and labor disabilities.
Definition of burned worker syndrome
As CIE-11 collects, the “burned worker syndrome is the result of continuous stress in the job that is not managed successfully and is characterized by the feeling of exhaustion, negative feelings related to work and reduced professional efficacy “.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Burnout or Burned worker syndrome has the following symptoms:
- Exhaustion and lack of energy .
- mental distancing of the job
- decrease of labor effectiveness.
In short, Burnout can be the result of several causes, such as lack of work control, job expectations, work dynamics or work environment.