Ginny Morrison works with health care organizations and prison systems to make collaboration practical, improve patient safety, and advance culture change.
She applies conflict management principles to patient safety implementations, operational issues, clinical team and research disputes, unanticipated outcomes discussions, quality improvement efforts, and bioethics consultations. She publishes on these topics and addresses health care audiences internationally. She coaches and trains physicians, nurses, health care leaders, and mental health professionals in many forms of conflict management, and she leads interdisciplinary dialogues to improve understanding across interest groups. In doing so, she draws on her background as a professional stage and screen actress and musician.
Ginny Morrison has led workgroups affiliated with the alumni of the Harvard School of Public Health Healthcare Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Leadership Program, as well as the 2005 Patient Advocacy Summit. She is a founding advisor for Consumers Advancing Patient Safety and has longstanding affiliations with ethics committees and IRBs in academic medical centers and community hospitals.
Ms. Morrison is part of a Special Mastership overseeing the development and delivery of outpatient, intermediate care, and acute care mental health services in California 's prison system, the largest in the U.S. She sits as an arbitrator and an administrative hearing officer for several municipalities and the State Bar of California.
She has served on mediation and/or Special Master panels for the California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District; the Medicare program in California (Lumetra); and numerous Northern California courts and bar associations. She has also served on the national Executive Council of the Association for Conflict Resolution's Health Care Section.
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