People who feel emotional drain from their job environment can experience burnout. People who work in organisations that help victims of domestic violence or child protection are most likely to experience burnout. Secondary could also refer to “secondhand,” or “auxiliary,” which means that it is not due to the original source of stress. Secondary trauma stress occurs when people are exposed indirectly to catastrophes. Social workers caring for victims of 9/11 felt like they were also experiencing trauma (Segal and al. 2019, 2019). Secondary trauma was triggered by the clients’ experiences. Even though they were not directly affected, the social workers suffered from trauma. Burnout is when the workplace has long hours and bureaucracy and lacks support from coworkers and management.
Workplaces that are emotionally draining can lead to burnout. To avoid burnout, it is important to make my work and obligations enjoyable. You can reduce monotony in office work by taking breaks throughout the day. A key method to avoiding burnout is not to work repetitively. Because new tasks bring with them novel challenges and procedures, it’s important that you avoid repetition. Preventing burnout is all about workplace culture. An organization should encourage employees to be creative and innovative. The work load can be decreased by creating group and cooperative environments. Segal et al. (2018) highlight the effects of lengthy work hours, paperwork, and long working hours on employees’ productivity and morale. Anxiety and despair can result from burnout, and are closely linked to trauma and disaster.