Special Issue "Burnout and the Quality of Personal, Working and Social Life"

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Psychology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 291

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Magdalena Iorga
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Guest Editor
Behavioral Sciences Department, Faculty of Medicine, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi, 700115 Iasi, Romania
Interests: behavioral sciences; medical psychology; chronic diseases; child psychology
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Dr. Raluca Iurcov
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Guest Editor
Dental Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine and Farmacy, University of Oradea, 410087 Oradea, Bihor, Romania
Interests: healthcare; burnout; medical education; community dentistry; healthcare policies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Burnout as a work-related phenomenon involving emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a sense of reduced personal accomplishment. Many persons are at high risk of developing burnout syndrome, and scientific data have shown that individual factors are important, e.g., gender, marital status, parental tasks, chronic disease or psychological traits. Many jobs pose a higher risk of burnout, but most exposed are professionals working in the medical and educational fields. Social pressure and development have been found to be strongly related to burnout syndrome. Cultural factors are also important when it comes to prevention or intervention since there are countries where burnout is considered a disease, a healthcare problem that impacts society and for which medical and social support is offered, while others see burnout as an individual problem. The scientific literature presents the meaning of the concept balancing between a medical diagnosis and a social stigma. However, burnout syndrome is a common and widespread phenomenon.

This Special Issue is addressed to researchers and academics interested in presenting theoretical and practical research on the topic of burnout: causes, consequences, interventions. We invite articles, reviews, and meta-analyses on the topic of burnout from various areas: medicine, education, psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, human resources, ethics, social policy or wellbeing.

Dr. Magdalena Iorga
Dr. Raluca Iurcov
Guest Editors

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  • burnout
  • healthcare
  • medical
  • education
  • psychotherapy
  • emotional intelligence
  • depression
  • professional errors
  • suicide
  • counseling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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