W. Ellen Raboin

W. Ellen Raboin, PhD, MSOD, MBA, is a health care researcher/consultant and principal at Care Quest Consulting in Danville, CA. Ellen's research and consulting concern collaborative ways of giving and receiving care, emphasizing the importance of contexts and social processes. Her research applies a practical communication perspective rooted in relational social constructionism and the Coordinated Management of Meaning. She is interested in ways that transformation happens through conversations, reflection, and new patterns of interaction among care team members, patients, and family members, and how change can be achieved by new routines in the care environment supplemented with simulations. Ellen is a board member of the Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco and Past-President of the Bay Area Organization Development Network. She holds a Doctorate in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University, a Masters in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, and an MBA from Cal State.

Collaborative Health Care

Step into a hospital room with Dr. Paul Uhlig and Ellen Raboin and see something new occur — a social invention in health care that is healing for all the participants.   We are in a patient care room. Look around: This...