Residents As Teachers - Teaching at the Bedside - Introduction continued



Take a moment to reflect on your experiences with bedside teaching as a learner.

How did the complexity of the relationships between patient, resident, and learner affect the interactions?

Did any issues arise from these differing relationships? If so, how and/or were they resolved/addressed?

Despite the numerous challenges, bedside teaching provides a highly relevant context in which to teach a variety of components, including:

  • Skills
    • History taking and communication
    • Teaching at the Bedside
    • Physical exam
    • Procedures
  • Attitudes
    • Humanism
    • Professionalism
  • Clinical Ethics
    • Balancing patient autonomy with physician beneficence
    • Determining patient capacity
    • Disclosure
    • End-of-life issues

While bedside teaching and the associated Rounding is done differently on different services, the following are 10 tips you can apply to improve your bedside teaching.