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How to prevent occupational burnout?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the last decade, several epidemiological studies have found a high prevalence of occupational burnout in both western and developing countries. Burnout is a global concern and has the potential to negatively affect the individual’s psychological and physical health, as well as an organization’s and a country’s effectiveness and economy.

 

The goal of this project was to create a stress management and prevention system that opens up for reflection and discussion on an individual, corporate and societal level. To achieve this the student investigated how stress could be quantified, visualized and communicated in a constructive way.

 

The final concept assists the individual to recognize their stress and relaxation patterns and make constructive behavioral changes. In the workplace the system indicates stress levels and aims to enable real life communication regarding stress. Exposing stress data to the public empowers society to value and demand stress management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
occupational burnout, physikal healt, effectiveness, stress management, prevention system, stress, behavioral changes
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124719OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-124719DiVA: diva2:954510
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Berge Consulting Ab
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Examensprojekt kandidatprogrammet i Industridesign
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
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Available from: 2016-08-23 Created: 2016-08-22 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved

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