“Rather than ask patients if they understand your instruction,
ask them to tell you—in their own words—about the instruction.
Ask them to tell you how they will carry out the instruction,
and the kinds of problems they face to comply.”
Doak, Doak, & Root, 1996, page 65
View a brief video from the TV show House:
You do not know if your teaching is effective until you ask for the learner to teach it back to you in his or her own words.
Do not ask, “Do you have any questions?”