Ultimately, patient- and family-centered rounds challenge us to move beyond our comfort zone and approach uncertainty at the bedside. Patients like bedside rounds but want doctors to use understandable language and allow them to participate. Learners don’t like bedside presentations, but they become comfortable with experience and practice.
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