Gift of Life Institute Blog

Concepts of Death & Responses to Grief in Children

By Cherry Wise, PhD | September 27, 2017

All children are unique in their understanding of death and in their response to grief. This understanding is influenced by their developmental level, cognitive skills, personality characteristics, religious and cultural beliefs, input from the media, and by what they are taught about death and grief from the adults in their lives.


Engaging the Physician

By Elizabeth Spencer, BS, MPH | July 19, 2017

Engaging the physician is an invaluable component of the OPO-hospital partnership and an important strategy for cultivating and strengthening physician relationships.


The Impact of Increased Opioid Overdose on Donation

By Patricia Mulvania, RN, BSN, CPTC | April 18, 2017

While public health agencies struggle to identify measures to curb this rapidly increasing and often fatal trend, donation professionals find themselves more and more frequently faced with overdose victims who have become potential organ donors.





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