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Work and health

German news broadcast ZDFheute publishes article on the subject of burnout

Bild von Christina Meyn © justphotography​/​sfs

sfs researcher Christina Meyn was interviewed by the German news broadcast ZDFheute about the burnout phenomenon. The article with comments from interdisciplinary experts and reports from people affected from burnout can now be retrieved online.

ZDFheute devotes a graphic article to the topic of burnout as a complex phenomenon. Both those affected and experts from various disciplines (including psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychology) get a chance to speak. Christina Meyn conducts research on the topic of work and health at the Social Research Center. In the interview, she analysed the burnout phenomenon from a sociological perspective, pointing out in particular the importance of structural causal factors in the world of work as well as the need for corporate measures.

The article can be retrieved here (only in German).


Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.