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College of Nursing to co-host conference on veteran care

Save the date for the 2016 James Wake Lecture*

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM*

(Note: a brief reception will follow immediately after Dr. Nolan’s lecture)

Location: Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms

Lecture title: Patient and Family Decision Making During Critical Illness and at End of Life

Speaker: Marie T. Nolan, MPH, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Executive Vice Dean

School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

The James Wake Lecture at Marquette University is held biennially in memory of James Wake, the late husband of the Marquette University Raynor Chair, Professor, and former College of Nursing dean and University Provost, Madeline Wake. James Wake devoted his career to helping others through social work, chaplaincy, and end-of-life ministry. The lecture is open to the MU and surrounding community. The College of Nursing Institute for Palliative and End of Life Care helps support this event.

Dr. Marie Nolan, Professor and Executive Vice Dean at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, holds a joint appointment in the university’s Berman Institute of Bioethics. Dr. Nolan is also the Johns Hopkins University Director of the School of Nursing China Doctoral Program Partnership with Peking Union Medical College School of Nursing in Beijing, China, which graduated the first PhD prepared nurses from a Chinese university in 2008. Nolan is internationally recognized as a nurse scientist. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, and has served on National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Nursing Research end-of-life focused research advisory panels. Dr. Nolan and her interdisciplinary research team have conducted NIH-funded studies focused on patient and family decision making at the end of life for patients with cancer, heart failure and neurologic illness over the past 15 years. She and her team are currently testing an intervention to promote shared patient-family decision making regarding treatment and care at the end of life. The goal of this work is to promote quality care for patients and families at the end of life.



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