Why are so many in the helping professions perceived as lacking idealism or commitment? Beyond Burnout, based on a unique, in-depth, longitudinal study, explores the source of this problem. Professionals describe in their own words what happened to them when their idealism collided with the realities of their work.
Part OneGone to Hell"; 2. From Stress to Burnout; Part Two: The Next Decade: 3. The Flight from Public Service; 4. More Compassion-For Those Who Deserve It; 5. More Open to change-On Their Terms; 6. Why Work? Shifting Priorities; 7. Fulfillment and Regret; Part Three: How Some Overcame Burnout: 8. Five Who Prevailed; 9. Antidotes to Burnout: Finding Meaningful Work; 10. Antidotes to Burnout: Finding Greater Professional Autonomy and Support; 11. Antidotes to Burnout: What the Individual Brings to Work; 12. Some Implications for Policy and Practice; 13. What's Missing? The Quest for Meaning.