Declining bedside teaching: the need for African medical institutions to adopt a structured approach

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Dear Editor, Bedside teaching or ward rounds teaching has for many years been a major component of medical education but its use is currently on the downward trend in several medical institutions. The causes of this decline are diverse including busier hospitals with limited time allocation to complete each day's tasks. This reality calls for innovative ways to make bedside teaching more effective within time constraints. [...]

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27-11-2023

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Odekunle, A., Olaiya, A., Mojibola, B., Olatunji, O., & Odekunle, O. (2023). Declining bedside teaching: the need for African medical institutions to adopt a structured approach. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 14(10). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2023.2771

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