Article: PDF OnlyReducing Your Risk of BurnoutLayman, Elizabeth PhD, RRA; Guyden, Janet A. PhDAuthor Information Assistant Professor Health Information Management Medical College of Georgia Augusta, Georgia Assistant Professor Educational Policy Studies Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia Health Care Supervisor: March 1997 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - p 57-69 Buy Abstract Burnout is a common phenomenon of today's workplace. Burnout is attributed to stress in the work environment. Today's health care environment with its rapidly changing requirements is an especially obvious example. Prevention of burnout, then, becomes particularly crucial. Certain personality types are resistant to burnout; unfortunately, other personality types are susceptible to burnout. However, managers and supervisors can use knowledge of personality types and their corresponding strengths and vulnerabilities to protect themselves and their subordinates from burnout. There are also general and type-specific coping efforts that people can use. © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.