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On Thursday, May 5, 2016, Marie Nolan PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, presented the second of this year’s four Director’s Lectures. A video of her talk, "Reframing Shared Decision Making at the End of Life," is now available.
Dr. Nolan described 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 healthcare 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.
Dr. Nolan is professor and executive vice dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She also previously directed the PhD 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 (INDEN). Dr. Nolan holds a joint faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and has served on advisory panels of the National Institutes of Health regarding end-of-life care research.
The NINR Director’s Lecture Series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a trans-disciplinary audience. For more information about the lecture, please visit: www.ninr.nih.gov/directorslecture.