Shirley Otis-Green is Clinical Director at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and founder of Collaborative Caring. Her education, research and consultation efforts focus on quality-of-life, palliative care, leadership development and the creation of meaningful organizational change.

Shirley’s career is dedicated to enhancing excellence in the delivery of culturally-congruent, person-centered and family-focused interprofessional care through the implementation of effective learning principles.

Shirley has been the Principal Investigator on studies with over $3.3 million in external funding. This work has been recognized with numerous awards and disseminated through more than 100 publications and 500 professional presentations.

She is a California Health Care Foundation Leadership Fellow, serves on several editorial and professional boards and is a Distinguished Social Work Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. Shirley is among the first to receive an international, interprofessional Master of Arts in Health Research ~ Palliative Care from Lancaster University in Great Britain, and is co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work.

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Collaborative Caring is dedicated to efforts to enhance the delivery of care so that all might experience equitably accessible healthcare that is reliably delivered in an integrated and holistic fashion by a competent and compassionate healthcare team that is personally and professionally committed to quality practice.