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April 8, 2016
Vol. LXVIII, No. 8


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Nolan To Deliver NINR Director’s Lecture

Dr. Marie Nolan

Dr. Marie Nolan will present the second of this year’s four NINR Director’s Lectures on Thursday, May 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. In her talk, “Reframing Shared Decision- Making at the End of Life,” Nolan will describe her program of research on patient and family decision-making in the face of critical illness. Her end-of-life research has revealed that instead of the autonomous decision-making model prevalent in clinical practice and health care policy, most critically ill patients prefer shared decision-making with their family and physician. Moreover, these preferences remain stable over time, even as health declines significantly.

Nolan is professor and executive vice dean at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She also previously directed the Ph.D. program and is the Johns Hopkins director of the first nursing doctoral program in China, a collaboration between Peking Union Medical College and JHSON funded by the China Medical Board of New York. She is also past-president of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing. Nolan holds a joint faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and has served on NIH advisory panels regarding end-of-life care research.

The NINR Director’s Lecture Series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to NIH to share their work and interests with a trans-disciplinary audience. The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit

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