This article discusses some of the practical recruitment challenges encountered by a project in the medical clinic in relation to raising the awareness of what is possible and what is not in a research project not primarily based on medical diagnostic and therapeutic thinking, but on sociology. After a brief outline of the study, the planned recruitment is described, and the specific, raised challenges are discussed. The challenges lie partly in the lack of administrative documents, personal, medical, and in nursing journals; hidden exclusion criteria by the gatekeeper function of nurses regarding the access to patients; theoretically designed professional categories are not easily applied to reality. On the other hand, patients, caregivers, leaders, and colleagues are willing to volunteer to participate in this type of study.