Im a 2nd semester nursing student. How do you deal with people that don't follow medical advice or that don't seem to really want to get better/healthier? I imagine as patients come & go.. You know that if they don't heed the advice given, you did your best. But how do you deal with loved ones that act similarly? I have several family members that still smoke. One has COPD and still smokes! Her diet is awful, never drinks any water & no matter what teachings I offer it seems to just go in one ear & out the other. How do you deal with these situations? Thanks!