The Ethical Compass of Professional Case Management and Future DBH

March 12, 2020

Ellen Fink-Samnick, a first-year DBH student at CGI, is an award-winning industry thought leader who empowers healthcare’s transdisciplinary workforce. Known as ‘The Ethical Compass of Professional Case Management’, she is a sought out professional speaker, author, and educator for her innovative content and vibrant presence.

Ellen’s work has achieved global acclaim. She is a national expert on the Social Determinants of Health, Workplace Bullying, Professional Ethics, Professional Case Management Practice, and Wholistic Case Management™. Her latest books are, The Essential Guide to Interprofessional Ethics for Healthcare Case Management and The Social Determinants of Health: Case Management’s Next Frontier, through HCPro.

When asked about what attracted her to the Doctor of Behavioral Health program at CGI, she shared, “The totally online DBH program offered by Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies is focused on the professional I have grown into: a synergistic disrupter for the healthcare industry, who is passionate about Wholistic Healthcare (e.g., health, behavioral health, and Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health), rendered skillfully through interprofessional teams. The program pillars of medical literacy, integrated behavioral health interventions, and entrepreneurship resonate loudly with me.

The healthcare industry will continue to change, with doctoral level professionals needed to play a major role in any successful transformation.

My goal is to further advance my knowledge-base, professional standing, and industry commitment to be part of these transformational efforts. In this way I can heed the Quadruple Aim: assuring quality-driven patient-centric care is rendered at the right time, through the right population-based treatment processes, at the right cost, and by empowered professionals embracing the work and committed to their charge.”

We invite you to read and share Ellen’s work with your network. In addition to the two books linked above, the following three articles may be of interest.

Leveraging Interprofessional Team-Based Care Toward Case Management Excellence Part 1, History, Fundamentals, Evidence

Leveraging Interprofessional Team-Based Care Toward Case Management Excellence Part 2, Team Development, Interprofessional Team Activation, and Sustainability

The New Age of Bullying and Violence in Health Care
Part 2 Advancing Professional Education, Practice Culture, and Advocacy

Learn more about Ellen on LinkedIn.