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Psicologia em Estudo
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BATISTA, Jaqueline Brito Vidal; CARLOTTO, Mary Sandra; COUTINHO, Antônio Souto and AUGUSTO, Lia Giraldo da Silva. Syndrome of Burnout: a confrontation between medical knowledge and medical records reality. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp.429-435. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722011000300010.
From the expansion of his practice, including, in addition to teaching, activities of student care and the mission to ensure the link between the school and community, the teacher became more susceptible to developing the Syndrome of Burnout, occupational disease covered by the Ministry of Health since 1999. One of the institutional responsibility for their diagnosis is the medical expertise. Due the importance of correct Syndrome of Burnout diagnosis, this study aimed to investigate, through the implementation of the questionnaire and medical records consultation, the knowledge of medical expertise from the Medical Board of the João Pessoa city, PB, about this syndrome. The results pointed to the ignorance about legislation and Burnout of Syndrome and to the need for public policies that provide a better preparation of medical experts and better care of the teacher mental health.
Keywords : Syndrome of Burnout; mental health; teacher health.