Picking battles. You can't please everybody, nor can you get patients to do everything you need them to do. I remember getting so stressed out about patients wanting to leave the unit to go smoke, or trying to get them to take their meds (especially if they refuse for absurd reasons). Why take on that stress? Educate, and if they still resist, then let them. Just document/ escalate as appropriate/ follow policy. People are entitled to make poor decisions.