TEACHING AT THE BEDSIDE
Tip 5: Let the learner do the work
Observation (by you) is a vital aspect of learner-centered bedside teaching.
Observation enables you to assess the learner's needs and provides an opportunity for instant feedback. For example,Have the student percuss the liver and provide feedback +/- corrective demonstration
Despite our preconceptions, patients often like to be used for teaching:
It increases their interaction time with doctors
It makes them feel that they are contributing