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Teaching on the run

Teaching on the run tips 4: teaching with patients

Fiona R Lake and Gerard Ryan
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (3): 158-159.

Setting

You usually see your patients and then teach outside their room. You do this because you worry that the junior medical officer or student might come up with something that will upset the patient. But recent reports suggest your concern may be unfounded.

Fiona R Lake, MD, FRACP, Associate Professor in Medicine and Medical Education1
Gerard Ryan, MB BS, FRACP, Respiratory Physician2
1 Education Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA.
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.
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