Gift of Life Institute Blog

Compassionate Care

By Pamela Albert, RN, BSN, CPTC | April 1, 2022

Compassionate care in action means helping family members be as comfortable as possible in the worst moments of their lives, so that they are able to understand the information that is being shared and embrace the live-changing donation decision.



Engaging the Physician

By Elizabeth Spencer, BS, MPH | December 29, 2021

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



Maintaining Professional Boundaries

By Cherry Wise, PhD | October 6, 2021

Professional boundaries are vital in OPO work because we are working on a deep level with vulnerable people. We have a responsibility to them to do things to the best of our ability and to ensure that our help and support does not damage or disenfranchise them.


Helping Children Say Goodbye

By Cherry Wise, PhD | July 23, 2021

In almost every loss, there is an affected child—or children. When adults are in the midst of taking in the news and making the many decisions that arise, it may be hard for them to maintain awareness of the needs of the children in the family.


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