Patient Education and Compliance
It is crucial to work collaboratively with Alma and other difficult patients. This means engaging other stakeholders such as the patient’s family members, healthcare providers, and community support services. We can foster a culture of mutual respect and understanding by involving the relevant parties.
Collaboration also allows us to spot any gaps in the care plan, and make adjustments accordingly. For example, if there are social factors affecting Alma’s ability to comply with treatment recommendations (e.g., lack of family support), then by working together we can develop strategies for addressing these issues that may improve compliance over time. The key to success is a partnership among all the individuals involved in treating a patient who has exhibited a high level of resistance.