To expect our professionals to always have the energy and emotional stamina to be coming from the place of The Noble Cause is unrealistic. Try putting yourself in their shoes and ask yourself, "If I were my healthcare provider, in this situation, what would be in it for me?" How can partnering in this moment make their life easier, give them valuable professional experience/data, or ensure a reduction in medical error?
This is just one representation of the phrase "meeting people where they are." Sometimes, we may achieve our goals by slipping into someone's else's shoes and looking at a situation strategically rather than idealistically. Even the most loving and compassionate care providers get tired and that's ok. We can meet them where they are. Can't we?