When Dreams Don't Work: Professional Caregivers and Burnout

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When Dreams Don't Work: Professional Caregivers and Burnout presents a fresh perspective on burnout. This book examines the origins and qualities of the dreams (visions) of professional caregivers and the ways those very qualities are risk factors for burnout. ""When Dreams Don't Work: Professional Caregivers and Burnout"" also looks at the institutions in which professional caregivers (medical, educational, pastoral, law enforcement, and firefighting) invest their professional dreams, and how those institutions contribute to the burnout process.

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Contents

Introduction
9
Dreaming
11
The Anatomy of Dreams
19
CHAPTER 4
47
CHAPTER 5
73
CHAPTER 7
101
CHAPTER 9
157
Index
179
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About the author (1998)

Ronna Jevne, Ph.D., holds graduate degrees in Education, Theological Studies, and Counselling Psychology. A professor at the University of Alberta, Ronna has a special interest in the issue of hope and is program director of the Hope Foundation of Alberta, a non-profit group dedicated to the study and enhancement of hope. An international speaker and educator in her field, she is also recognized in Who's Who in Medicine, Foremost Women of the 20th Century, and as the YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Social Science and Education. Donna Reilly Williams holds a graduate degree in Pastoral Theology and post-Master's credentials in Grief Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Listed in Marquis Who's Who in American Women, she is an internationally recognized speaker and teacher and is in private practice in the Seattle area.

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