Noncompliant, difficult, unreasonable... all words that we hear on a daily basis to describe patients who do not agree with our treatment plan. It is incredibly easy (and convenient) to stereotype a patient as noncompliant and defer the blame of his or her disease process to the patient. It is incredibly difficult for a clinician to take accountability in the situation, and suggest to his or herself that they have an active and evolving role in the patient’s noncompliance.