Burnout: is all the talk of burnout causing us to burn out

Keywords: burnout, prevalence, diagnosis, treatment


There is a growing public discussion on the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of burnout syndrome. The unclear definition and diagnostics of the burnout syndrome are scientifically criticised. Therefore, this narrative review covers various dynamics on burnout and provides insights into the objective usage of burnout.

Author Biography

B Mrara, Walter Sisulu University

Department of Anaesthesia, Walter Sisulu University and Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, South Africa

Paediatric Anaesthesia Community of South Africa 2020 Congress Supplement