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Six Lessons to Guide Intentional Career Action

Homage to the Queen of Soul and a Maverick Senator

Fink-Samnick, Ellen, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000337
Departments: Guest Editorial

Independent of political perspective or musical preferences, the deaths of two individuals who played a major role in history was worthy of a moment of pause. The life lessons inspired by the efforts of these icons, plus the work of motivational author Jon Acuff together serve to empower the intentional action of professional case managers in defining a successful career path.

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP, is an award-winning, industry thought leader who empowers health care's transdisciplinary workforce through professional speaking, writing, mentoring, and consultation. A subject matter expert on Ethics, Ellen is an esteemed author with more than 100 publications to her credit. She has authored content for many of the industry's knowledge projects for case managers, including chapters on the Ethical Use of Case Management Technology, Workplace Bullying, Collaborative Care, and the Social Determinants of Health. Her contributions to professional case management, ethics, and clinical social work transverse professional associations and credentialing organizations, including roles as subject matter expert, examination item writer, and leadership positions. She is a vibrant professional voice.

Address correspondence to Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP, EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC, Burke, VA 22015 (

The author reports no conflicts of interest.

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