The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) will host a second Director’s Lecture on Thursday, May 5, highlighting one of the nation’s top nurse researcher. Held at the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Lipsett Amphitheater, ONS member Marie Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, will present “Reframing Shared Decision Making at the End of Life.” 

Nolan will share her research findings on end-of-life decision making. Her research has found that, instead of autonomous decision making models, shared decision making in clinical practice is preferred by most patients and caregivers. Much of her research is focused on end-of-life care, including the processes of decision making in patients that are critically ill both at the time of the decisions and as the patient’s health deteriorates over time. Nolan is a professor and executive vice dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

The NINR Director’s Lecture Series focuses on the top nurse scientists, inviting them to share their findings at the NIH campus with an audience of multidisciplinary healthcare workers.