Physician Education Program (PEP)


The Legacy Donor Foundation has received a grant from the State of Louisiana though the Office of Motor Vehicles to study the attitudes of physicians and healthcare providers on organ donation.

The purpose of this educational activity is to encourage physicians, residents and medical students to expand their knowledge and understanding of organ donation and to improve physician-patient communication about organ donation.

This activity is designed to educate physicians on ways to initiate discussion regarding organ donation with their patients, particularly those patient populations who, in the past, have been less likely to be donors (i.e., African-Americans and Latinos). The physician-patient dialogue is an opportunity to dispel patient’s misconceptions and fears about organ and tissue donation and for physicians to determine the patient’s end-of-life wishes.


Principal Faculty*

  • Ana Hands, MD – Planner and Author, Ochsner Health System
  • Kirsten Heintz – Planner and Author, LOPA
  • Nicole Labadot – Program Planner and Author, Legacy Donor Foundation
  • Jeanette Slakely – Program Planner and Author, Legacy Donor Foundation

Medium and Method of Participation and Completion:

  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader is required for viewing. A free, downloadable version may be found at
  • The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Course Access and Final Presentation: Physician Education Program Final Presentation.

Additional sources regarding the content of this course: