The phenomena, "burn-out," contains all of the factors of disappointment, disillusionment, fatigue, hopelessness, and powerlessness that a person experiences when coming face-to-face with the inherent contradictions between a desire to help fellow human beings and the structural demands and limitations of a social service enterprise wherein control is the central concern.
Goroff, Norman N.
"The Anatomy of "Burn-Out;" The Love Paradigm as Antidote,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 13
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol13/iss2/2