Monday Morning Motivation | Pushing Patients
Are patients enrolled? Or do you have to push?
Pushing requires using your finite mental and emotional resources to keep the patient on the straight and narrow. Each visit means monitoring their commitment, soothing their impatience or reselling them on the path forward. Not only is this exhausting, it's a burdensome, thankless task that is rarely fulfilling.
Pushing often means that the patient doesn't trust you, is afraid to commit, lacks the authority to commit (because they're dependent upon the whims of their insurance carrier) or doesn't believe your recommendations will produce the desired outcome.
"Do you believe the recommendations that I've just laid out will produce the result you want?"
"Do you believe that your body has the ability to self-heal if we can reduce nervous system interference?"
"Are you willing to partner with me on this journey I'm proposing?"
Explore every shred of hesitancy before beginning their care.