You are not responsible for what patients do.
Sure, if you withhold the truth about the nature of true health and how chiropractic helps revive their ability to self-heal, you're guilty. But that's rarely the problem.
Instead, many chiropractors assume responsibility for things they lack the ability to control, such as what patients do. You are not their parent. Not even their guardian. How patients exercise their free will after you share the truth just isn't your business.
Now, if your 4-year old throws a temper tantrum at the grocery store because he's denied a sweet, that's a reflection of you. But when a 40-year old patient shuns your advice and indulges in behaviors that sabotage his health, you aren't responsible. You might choose to be curious, but don't take the behaviors personally. Doing so would suggest that you believe you have more power and influence than you actually do.
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