Think of the Shot of Satisfaction (SOS) as a medicine of sorts. It is a weekly blog to help readers inject True Care directly into their nursing or medical practice as well as their every day reality. The SOS is meant to be used much like a deep intramuscular injection.The difference being that the medicine contained in the SOS is not a physical substance or drug, it is the intangible stuff of perspective, wisdom, insight or knowledge that you self inject not into a vein or a muscle, but into your own stream of consciousness, your own thoughts and emotions.
This injection has the power to help you change your experience of life, both at work and at home. You will use the intangible stuff contained within the shot when you find yourself in a difficult clinical encounter, where you are finding it difficult to care, to create satisfaction for yourself when you generate for, and deliver to your patient, the intangible substance of “True Care.”
The SOS serves to help you rise above the effects of compassion fatigue and burnout so that you can effectively generate and deliver the intangible stuff of true care even under the worst of circumstances. Delivering true care on a consistent basis will change your neurochemistry and burn away your own burnout. Each time you create this experience for your patients and yourself, you heal yourself from burnout and in doing so, you will begin regain your emotional competence and be able to enjoy your job, and your life once again. What could be better?