At the SAT Project, we are trauma experts with extensive knowledge in the field. Living through a pandemic is an unprecedented experience that may have lasting effects on your patients and staff.
People are often unaware they are coping with trauma. But anyone experiencing it tries in one way or another to telegraph their struggle. Symptoms of trauma sometimes manifest as issues with self-destructive behavior, headaches, depression, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations, or hostility. If your patients or staff are struggling, we're available for consultations and referrals.
One of the most challenging impacts of the pandemic on healthcare workers is the vulnerability to compassion fatigue. In many cases, this leads to burnout. Medical professionals may need to take time off, change their schedules, and get more support for themselves. If you are having trouble coping, please get in touch. Compassion fatigue can kill off many aspects of ourselves and is a huge occupational hazard. We’re here to help.
Out-of-control sexual behavior (OCSB) is an issue medical professionals encounter in patients with increasing frequency. The SAT Project provides support for medical professionals who need help recognizing compulsive sexual behavior in their patients. It’s not uncommon to encounter issues with patients unaware that they’re actually struggling with out-of-control behavior. If you’re unclear how to approach patients with these challenges we’re available for consultation and to provide referrals.
For doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, dermatologists, urologists, and gynecologists here are signs a patient may be struggling with OCSB:
Patient comes in recurrently to be tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections. This can indicate either a) sexual desires and/or behaviors which result in hypochondriacal obsessions or anxieties, or b) sexual behaviors that result in actual risks of sexually transmitted infections.
Patient tests positive for a sexually transmitted infection but denies unsafe sexual contacts.
Patient expresses to you that they cannot stop engaging in sexual behaviors that put them at risk for sexually transmitted infections.
Patient expresses ambivalence in discussing their sexual practices.
Patient expresses that they find it hard to maintain a practice of safer sex practices.