Good Fences


Original Presentation Date: 8/23/2018

Facilitator Lesson Plan

The Good Fences teaching kit contains all you need to host your own team-based, active-learning event featuring work by Randy Longenecker, MD, Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Rural and Underserved Programs.

Dual relationships are inevitable in rural healthcare, and competent rural practice demands the ability to negotiate those relationships in healthy ways, including healthy boundary setting, boundary crossings, and boundary maintenance. This teaching kit will explore practical ways to foster healthy relationships and work-life balance.

If you have questions about how to use or to adapt this teaching kit to your setting, contact us to schedule a phone call. We are happy to go over the details. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations
  • Describe and recognize a dual relationship
  • Develop a personal and professional plan for negotiating dual relationships in rural practice
Randall Longenecker

Randy Longenecker, MD
Associate Director, Communities of Practice Lead Rural and Underserved Programs Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Randy is Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Rural and Underserved Programs at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Athens, Ohio.

Recommended Steps

Before your session
  1. Recruit your teams. Ideally, 4 teams of 3-5 participants.
  2. Schedule a room that can accommodate all your participants and AV to play the presentation.
  3. Distribute the Pre-Session link.
  4. Download the Presentation Slide Deck.
  5. Review the Slide Deck. Be sure to look at the presenter notes.
During your session
  1. Arrange your participants into teams within the room.
  2. Facilitate your session by following the prompts in the presenter notes of the Slide Deck.
  3. Facilitate general discussion with the full group. Go over any lingering thoughts.
  4. Evaluate the materials on your experience.
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