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One doctor's war against global organ trafficking

One doctor's war against global organ trafficking | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Dr. Francis Delmonico, a Harvard Medical School professor, has spent more than a decade leading the fight to establish global ethics principles that govern how human organs are obtained and transplanted.


Read about his involvement in some of the international efforts to try and put a stop to various illicit organ donation and transplantation practices around the world including but not limited to China.


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This article will be of particular interest to policy makers as well as healthcare professional involved in either organ donation or transplantation
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Nobel Prize judges fired in scandal surrounding trachea transplant surgeon

Nobel Prize judges fired in scandal surrounding trachea transplant surgeon | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
Two members of the group that awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology for Medicine at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute have now been asked to resign over their involvement in a scandal over the work of now disgraced surgeon Dr Paolo Macchiarini.

This latest development follows the release of an external review into the trachea transplant programme. It seems that important red flags were either not acted upon or were ignored.

For another online media report from Sweden click on the following link-


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The latest development following an external review of the trachea transplant programme at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden
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Organ Transplants Up Slightly in the United States, Hospitals Urged to Do More

Organ Transplants Up Slightly in the United States, Hospitals Urged to Do More | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Recently it was reported that there had been an increase in the number of organ transplants performed within the United States for 2015 compared to 2014.

 

However this does not mean that efforts to improve on this outcome now cease. In this article published online, several of the leaders in the Organ Procurement Network outline their thoughts on what needs to happen in order to improve on this outcome. One.transplant surgeon is quoted as stating that  "registering donors is "part of our responsibility as caregivers".

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A thought provoking article which will be of interest to healthcare professionals with leadership and/or management roles in both organ donation and transplantation.

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From unknown to mainstream, Gift of Life program in Philadelphia turns 40

From unknown to mainstream, Gift of Life program in Philadelphia turns 40 | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The Gift of Life Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) has been responsible for the delivery of key services related to organ and tissue donation to the local region for 40 years.

 

The long-time CEO Howard Nathan reflects on nearly four decades in the organ donation and procurement business.

 

Howard provides insights into what it took to take a fledgling organization on a journey towards turning it into one of the leading OPO's within the United States.

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A must read for healthcare professionals interested in leadership and management of organizations responsible for key aspects of services delivery within the healthcare sector pertaining to organ and tissue donation.

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What Makes a Good Chairman?

What Makes a Good Chairman? | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

What are the qualities of strong board chairs? This online posting provides an outline on what are currently perceived to be the important qualities (& skill sets) of board chairs. This incldues leadership and doing the 'right thing'.

 

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This article will be of interest to healthcare professionals who hold leadership roles and have governance responsibilities

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Not enough donors, surgeons or teams for organ transplants in Malaysia

Not enough donors, surgeons or teams for organ transplants in Malaysia | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Malaysia is in critical need of more organ transplant surgeons but even if there were more available, there continues to be a lack of surgical teams to retrieve the organs from deceased donors.


This online article makes the point that until now deceased donor organ donation within Malaysia has been an infrequent activity which turns on the ability to mobilise surgical teams made up of individuals whose primary roles within the healthcare sector involve other non related activities.


Hence the absence of dedicated surgeons, along with the lack of additional requisite infra-structure including intensive care unit beds and operating room capacity are now seen to be an issue. Hence for both organ donation and organ transplantation to increase within Malaysia addressing these specific issues is now essential.



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Both organ donation as well as organ transplantation require adequate resourcing. This includes resources be diverted specifically towards the requisite infra structure along with having the professionals who are required in order to facilitate this particular activity
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Culture of silence protected disgraced trachea surgeon

Culture of silence protected disgraced trachea surgeon | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

An independent report has found both serious medical inadequacies and an uncritical environment surrounding Dr Paolo Macchiarini whilst he was heading the trachea transplant programme at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.


In the final chapter of a story that has been attracting media attention for several years the report of the external review has now been released.


The lack of appropriate governance for this particular research programme combined with a lack of medical leadership is clearly  evident.


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Sobering report which shines a light on the inadequate governance processes which surrounded this particular clinical research programme. 
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The 7 forms of courage every leader should demonstrate

The 7 forms of courage every leader should demonstrate | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Through years of consulting to many organizations, I’ve been blessed to work with wonderful, accomplished leaders......

 

This insight has led to the this author crafting this online article which breaks down the types of courage which are required from leaders if they are to remain effective in leading either teams or organizations


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 26, 2015 1:35 AM

do you have the courage to be a leader?

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The Values of “Insightfully Aware” Leaders

The Values of “Insightfully Aware” Leaders | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

 

Values are the principles and standards that motivate us in life. They are our basic convictions; our belief that tells us what is right, good, or appropriate for a particular situation.

 

 

Values serve as guidance through which all decisions are assessed and are an important aspect of leadership. Also values are central to "authentic" leadership.

 

This well written piece expands on the importance of having values and why the values that are espoused by the leaders within an organization are extremely important. Employees will find it difficult to maintain an ongoing commitment with an organization where the values that are exhibited by the senior leadership are in conflict with their own values.

Deborah Verran's insight:

Insightful and highly relevant. What values do the leaders in your organization hold? Does what the leaders say align with what they then do? 

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Traits of a Motivated Leader

Traits of a Motivated Leader | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
If there is one trait that virtually all effective leaders have, it is motivation – a variety of self-management whereby we mobilize our positive emotions to drive us toward our goals. Motivated leaders are driven to achieve beyond expectations – their own and everyone else’s. The key word here is achieve.

Via David Hain
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David Hain's curator insight, April 14, 2014 3:35 AM

Goleman on the importance of intrinsic #motivation for #leaders.