TEACHING AT THE BEDSIDE
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:
- History taking and communication
- Physical exam
- Clinical Ethics
- Balancing patient autonomy with physician beneficence
- Determining patient capacity
- 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.