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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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ABREU, Klayne Leite de et al. Estresse ocupacional e Síndrome de Burnout no exercício profissional da psicologia. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2002, vol.22, n.2, pp. 22-29. ISSN 1414-9893.

The aspects linked to occupational stress and burnout syndrome, as well as their relation to the psychologists professional practice are this article scope. The main reason why these syndromes affect the psychology professional is linked to its work relations, that are very close to the contact with suffering people, as well as a sort of identification and affection that can be established between patient and caregiver. Conceptual aspects and causes of these syndromes are discussed, and also the job relations in mental health workers and psychologists, considering Brazil and other countries’ realities.

Keywords : Stress; burnout syndrome; Professional practice.

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