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My Boundary Alarm Keeps Going Off!

Harvard Medical School

Teaching Professional Boundaries to Medical Students and Residents

The Harvard Macy Team produced a series of 10 brief "trigger tapes" depicting commonly encountered boundary challenging situations. The scenarios, which have been produced in DVD format, provide a rich opportunity for case exploration and role play. The trigger tape scenarios have been successfully used for both self-study and in workshop format by students, residents, and faculty. For additional information, contact Harvard Team Leader Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH.

Trigger Videos
Click on links below right to view trigger video clips:

Your Next Assignment Is...
Inappropriate Request by a Superior
Thank You!
Gift Giving
What About You Doc?
Self Disclosure
The Dancer
Dual Relationship - Social
The Walker
Dual Relationship - Financial
I'm So Sorry!
Means of Contact
Non-verbal Contact
Continuity Clinic
Extension of Care
Glad It's You!
Caring for a Bigoted Patient
The Favor
Request for Care by a Non-patient

The trigger tapes were produced by the Harvard Macy Mentorship Team, The Cambridge Health Alliance HMS faculty, in collaboration with the UMass Macy Mentorship Program in Health Communication Education.  They are being made available for educational purposes only. 


Harvard Medical School Contact 

Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH