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Professional Resilience Revisited

Fink-Samnick, Ellen MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP; Powell, Suzanne K. RN, MBA, CCM, CPHQ

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0b013e31825884e7
Departments: Editorial

Case managers' lives have always been stressful; with new and compounding regulations, fewer staff and personal stressors, individual health and professional work can suffer, unless something is done. This article discusses practical methods to improve resilience, thereby decreasing stress.

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP, Principal of EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC, is a healthcare industry expert on professional ethics. She serves as Adjunct Faculty for George Mason University's College of Health & Human Services, Trainer for the National Association of Social Workers, Moderator of Ellen's Ethical Lens©, Exam Item Writer for the Association of Social Work Boards, and Director of Social Work Education for Athena Forums. She currently serves as Co-Chair for CMSA's Social Work/Behavioral Health Community of Practice, and is a past Commissioner & Chair of the Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee for the Commission for Case Manager Certification. She is a certified case manager, licensed clinical social worker, and certified rehabilitation provider.

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The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.