OMG thank you for saying exactly what I was about to try to articulate! Much research in the nursing literature exists that studies the CAUSES of burnout: management, work environment, etc. So if we have empiric research on the causes why would the solution be for US to cope with it! That is the problem with the whole mindfulness BS. There is actually (somewhere on the inter web) a solid critique of the “mindfulness movement” in the general workforce that it was created by business interests to get workers to decide its their problem and never to question the system that puts them in awful situations.
Another great point you made was the fact that the OP’s researcher cited was from 30 years ago. Things are dramatically different now. Actually 30 years ago was a turning point: for 200 years up until 1970, basically the start of this capitalist system) real wages rose every single year across the country. People from 1770 to 1970 were realizing the American dream. Then in 1970, real wages flattened, and ever since Americans became overworked and in severe debt and profits boomed at the top.
So my point is, that no, something discussing working conditions 30 years ago is not going to be the same conditions of today. Not even close.
Thanks again for the great summary of the ACTUAL problem.