Gift of Life Institute Blog

The Art and Science of Leadership

By Theresa A. Daly | June 24, 2022

Organizations committed to donation and transplantation are facing complex challenges that require the rapid development of leaders. Now, more than ever, leaders must: learn and deploy core management skills; develop a broad strategic perspective; take their leadership skills to the next level; and expand their professional and personal networks.


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.


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