Clinical Teaching Series

About This Episode

Amy Morris, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. 

When it’s time to coach a learner through a procedure, the risk of doing harm to the patient can make the learner, the teacher, and the patient anxious. In this podcast, Dr. Morris offers valuable tips on how to decrease anxiety levels and prepare learners for success by taking a structured approach to procedural teaching. She offers advice about what words to avoid when working with conscious patients and the best ways to communicate in real time the precise movements they need to perform to complete the procedure successfully.


Mookherjee, S., & Cosgrove, E. M. (2016). Handbook of clinical teaching. Switzerland: Springer | See Chapter 18 for expanded text on this topic. Link to read via UW Libraries (UW Net ID required): Handbook of Clinical Teaching