Pgm # 100: Survivor's Guilt

March 21, 2019
Lara Moretti
LSW, CT breavement counselor, Gift of Life Donor Progarm

Viewers will be provided with an explanation of survivors’ guilt and how it relates to transplant recipients. There will also be a review of how grief and donation intersect and impact the donor family grief experience. Understanding donor family grief can help recipients understand their survivors’ guilt. Guidelines and other suggestions on how recipients can cope with survivors’ guilt, recognize that it is a normal reaction and use it to continue to work on the emotional aspect of transplant will be presented as well.