The word "burnout" is used as a clinical term to designate an advanced state of professional or emotional exhaustion. It was initially proposed by Christina Maslach as a syndrome resulting from close contact between healthcare workers and their patients/clients, but from the 70s the syndrome was widened to include other work domains. Today, several models exist regarding burnout but it is widely agreed that at its most advanced state a person with burnout syndrome is in deep and lasting frustration, with disinterest for work or academic activities, and with evasion and avoidance as main coping strategies.
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