We’ve been between two states of being since February 2020. We have lived in this state of unknowing and uncertainty for almost two years. Occasional glimmers of the light at the end of the tunnel only disrupt us. Uncertainty is a social threat creating anxiety and reducing resilience.
“Burn-out” made the ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases – 11th Revision) in May of 2019. It is defined as an occupational phenomenon. It’s characterized by a feeling of depletion or exhaustion; mental distance, negativism, or cynicism about one’s job; and reduced professional effectiveness. It is not a medical condition, but a factor that influences health status or contact with health services.