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How to deal with stress in the workplace

In 2019, the World Health Organization identified a syndrome it labelled “burnout” resulting from chronic workplace stress. Image: Unsplash/Christian Erfurt

Kristen Deuzeman

Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology


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A helicopter battles a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., in 2016. The wildfire forced nearly 90,000 to flee Canada’s oilsands region — and resulted in serious workplace stress for emergency workers. Image: The Canadian Press/Jason Franson

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The WHO labelled chronic workplace stress ‘burnout’ two years ago. Image: Elisa Ventur/Unsplash

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