is usually slower than other methods to disseminate knowledge.
has the potential for miscommunication.
cannot be used to deliver vital information.
is especially effective because of the use of nonverbal cues.
Speak loudly to ensure that the patient understands.
Describe the food arrangement using the numbers on a clock.
Tell the patient what is on the plate, assuming he has lost the sense of smell.
Encourage the patient to eat faster so that the task will be done.