France: growth in the burnout market

The term burnout is sometimes overused, but over the past four years or so this phenomenon has given rise to the emergence of dedicated applications. As Julien Alart, co-founder of Lumm, and Dr Clément Duret, head of the occupational disease department at the Raymond Poincaré hospital in Garches (AP-HP) and medical director of Holicare, can testify, French attitudes to psychosocial risks have changed radically in a short space of time.

Through Romain Bonfillon. Published on 23 October 2023 Ă  14h42 - Update on 23 October 2023 Ă  14h42

There is as yet no legal definition of burnout that would allow it to be considered an accident at work or an occupational disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers burnout, in its official definition formulated in 2019, to be chronic work-related stress and not an illness as such. But that does not make the phenomenon any less of a concern. Dr ClĂ©ment Duret, head of the occupational disease department at the Raymond PoincarĂ© hospital in Garches (AP-HP) and medical director of the Holicare solution (dedicated specifically to burnout), says: “The term burnout is often overused and gives rise to a wide variety of figures. I generally point to the figure of 44% of employees who say they are in a situation of psychological distress (Empreinte Humaine –…

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