Gift of Life Institute Blog

Reaching Across Cultures: Interview with Dr. Heather Gardiner

By Shimrit Lee | June 20, 2024

Gift of Life Institute recently launched a new Learning course "Reaching Across Cultures." The content was developed by Dr. Heather Marie Gardiner, who sat down with us to discuss how community engagement and education can reduce inequities in organ and tissue donation.


Compassionate Care

By Pamela Albert, RN, BSN, CPTC | June 4, 2024

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.



Preparing The ICU Environment For a Child’s Visit

By Cherry Wise, PhD | January 2, 2024

When prepared for the experience and surrounded by supportive caregivers who are able to create a safe environment for questions to be asked and grief to be experienced, children of all ages tend to benefit from having the option to say goodbye to a dying loved one.



New Perspectives on Grief with Lara Moretti

By Shimrit Lee | October 19, 2023

Gift of Life Institute faculty member Lara Moretti was recently named a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. We sat down with her to learn more about thanatology and its application to her work at Gift of Life.


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