The paper studies psychological features of emotional burnout amongst medical workers. A study describes psychological characteristics of emotional burnout, contributions to emotional burnout, based on modern foreign and domestic psychological literature. The empirical results are presented through tiered severity of emotional burnout amongst medical workers and metrics of depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, reduction of professional skills in professional activity in the health care system and a comparative analysis of their progression at the ascertaining and control stages of the study. The results give the features of professional burnout amongst medical workers as representatives of a social group experiencing double psychological stress caused by high emotional intensity of professional activity and social interaction with patients, resulting in higher risk of professional stress. In this regard, the features of professional burnout are expressed primarily as a feeling of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal achievements. Growing emotional exhaustion affects job performance, deteriorates relationships with colleagues and family and reduces mental health. Professional burnout resides in growing negativism towards both patients and colleagues, feeling of professional incompetence, dissatisfaction with professional activities, depersonalization, which drastically diminishes the quality of life, and subsequently affects a healthcare worker.
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31 March 2022
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Bukharov, D. S., & Kovalenko, S. V. (2022). Psychological Burnout Features Amongst Medical Workers. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 843-848). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2022.03.100