Burnout related practices and their implications in selected countries
In Finland, mental health and behavioral disorders are the most common reason for sickness allowance and disability pensions. At the same time, our understanding of burnout as a phenomenon, of the factors affecting it, its consequences as well as treatment measures and models is changing. At present, burnout is not defined as a disorder in Finland.
The aim of the project is to investigate:
- practices in various European countries related to burnout diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation.
- what we know about the outcomes of different practices related to recovery from burnout, return to work (RTW) and participation in worklife.
- what measures are taken in workplaces in burnout cases.
Materials and techniques
The main method used is a case study. Data on burnout related practices in selected countries will be collected by utilizing project researchers’ international scientific networks. The countries of interest will be selected based on the diversity of practices and intervention models. The data collection method will comprise interviews, which will be recorded and subsequently transcribed.
Furthermore, legal and other relevant documents from each country will be reviewed and utilized.
Results and effectiveness
On the basis of results obtained we will report an evaluation of how diagnosing burnout as a disorder/disease will change individuals’, employers’, rehabilitation centres’ and other institutions’ practices in Finland.
Furthermore, we will provide recommendations on measures to prevent and treat burnout in Finland as effectively as possible.
For more information, please contact
Specialist Researcher Johanna Kausto, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health tel. +358 43 8200 698
Associate Professor (tenure track) Anne Mäkikangas, Work Research Centre, Tampere University, tel. +358 50 437 7137
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) in co-operation with the Work Research Centre (WRC), Tampere University.
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