Approaching Religion & Donation with Cultural Humility


Presented on November 10, 2020

Continuing education credits available until:
November 10, 2021


While Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) do their best to promote awareness about the religious aspects of organ donation, often declaring that all major religions are supportive, such statements are only partly true. Admittedly, there’s a level of uncertainty that exists within the donation community with respect to certain cultural practices. Nonetheless, OPO professionals are responsible for supporting grieving families in making an informed decision about donation while, in some cases, educating them on their own religious beliefs – often a recipe for disaster. During this webinar, we will explore the complexities of some religious traditions and the general understanding of donation while providing more fruitful strategies for staff to leverage during approaches.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Express the value of cultural competency in helping staff to be knowledgeable on matters of religion.
  • Describe the value of cultural humility in understanding the undeniable diversity within traditions and by individuals.
  • Identify the best practices associated with addressing the religious beliefs of potential donors and their families.


  • Brian Carwana
  • Susan D. Cochran, MA
  • Amanda Habermehl (Moderator)

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Target Audience:
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Continuing Education:
CEPTC - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 Category I CEPTC credit from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation form within 30 days of viewing the recording.

Nursing - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for this offering, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117. 


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OnDemand Recording - Available Until 11/10/2021: Approaching Religion & Donation with Cultural Humility

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  • Tuesday Nov 10 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM