Teaching at the Bedside: Strategies for Optimizing Education on Patient and Family-Centered Rounds

Thuy Lam Ngo, Rebecca Blankenburg, Clifton E. Yu

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Resident and attending concern about the potential for decreased teaching has been cited as one of the drawbacks to the adoption of family-centered rounds (FCR). Despite these concerns, FCR can enhance clinical education through direct exposure to multiple patients by all team members, as well as by allowing faculty to teach, model, observe, and assess learners’ clinical skills more effectively than in nonbedside settings. This article provides many strategies and approaches to bedside teaching designed to enhance education and communication among care team members as well as patients and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • Adult learning
  • Bedside teaching
  • Medical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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