Academic Staff

Susan McClement, RN, PhD
Associate Professor

E: Susan.McClement@umanitoba.ca
P: 204.787.4935
F: 204.787.4937

 

 

 EducationB
 
PhD, University of Manitoba
MN, University of Manitoba
BScN, University of Victoria
RN, Grace General Hospital
 
 Other Appointments (Academic/Research)
 
Scholar-in Residence, Nursing Division, Saskatchewan Institute for Applied Science & Technology
Member, Research Committee, Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Member, Research Review Committee, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)
 
 Specialty/Clinical/Teaching Areas
 
Clinical Interests: Psychosocial care of terminally ill patients and their families

Teaching Areas: Palliative nursing care (Undergraduate and BPRN programs) & Qualitative Research Methods (Graduate Nursing program)
 

 Current Research
 
National Patient Dignity Inventory Study
Responding to Nurses’ Moral Distress
Expert care of the dying from the perspective of health care aides
Family member’s role in promoting adherence to colorectal cancer screening
 
 Recent Grants
 
Understanding Compassion at the End of Life.
Principal Investigator:     Dr. Shane Sinclair
Co-Applicants: Drs. H Chochinov, S. Raffin, T. Hack, S. McClement, N Hagen
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): $104,198
Funds awarded: January, 2013 (18 month study)

Personhood and Dignity at End of Life within Non-Cancer Populations
Principal Investigator: Dr. H. Chochinov
Co-Applicants: Drs. R Damant, S, Davison, M. Enns, T Hack, M. Harlos, W. Johnston, S. McClement, C. Ramsey, D. Strang, J. Zacharias
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Planning Grant: $22,700
Funds awarded: June 2012 (1 year award)

Dignity talk: A phase 1 trial of a palliative care intervention for patients and their families.
Principal Investigator: Dr. H. Chochinov
Co-Applicants: Drs. S McClement, T. Hack, G. Thomson, M Harlos and M Lobchuk
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): $200,383

Developing a question prompt sheet for family caregivers of older adults with dementia in
long term care.
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. Thompson
Co-Applicants: Drs. H. Chochinov, T. Hack, S. McClement, K. Rogers, P. St. John
Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC):  $152,054 (July 2011-June 2013)

The Patient Dignity Question (PDQ): A novel approach to enhancing care for patients near
the end of life.
Principal Investigator: Dr. H Chochinov
Co-Applicants: Drs. S McClement, T Hack, T. Hassard, M Harlos G. Thompson
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI): $137,000 (July 2010-June 2012).

Dignity and distress across end of life populations.
Principal Investigator: Dr. H. Chochinov
Co-Applicants: Drs. S. McClement, T. Hack, T. Hassard, M. Harlos, M. Enns, J. Zacharias, C.
Ramsey, J. Richman-Eisenstat, D. Strang, W. Johnson, S. Davison, R. Damant.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): $606,000 (April 2009-March 2012)
 Recent Publications
 
Peer Reviewed Articles:
Clouston, K., Katz, A., Martens, P.J., Sisler, J., Turner, D., Lobchuk, M., McClement, S. (2012). Does access to a colorectal cancer screening website and/or a nurse-managed telephone helpline provided to patients by their family physician increase fecal occult blood test uptake?: A programmatic cluster randomized controlled trial study protocol. BMC Cancer, May 17,12, 182.

Penner, J.,L., McClement, S., Lobchuk, M., Daeninck, P.(2012). Family members’ experiences caring for patients with advanced head and neck cancer receiving tube feeding: a descriptive phenomenological study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, October 44(4), 563-71.

Lobhuk, M.M., McClement, S.E., McPherson, C.J., Cheang, M. (2012). Impact of patient smoking behavior on empathic helping by family caregivers in lung cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(2), E112-21.

Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S.E., Hack, T.F., McKeen, N.A., Rach, A.M., Gagnon, P., Sinclair, S., Taylor-Brown, J. (2013). Health care provider communication: an empirical model of therapeutic effectiveness. Cancer, January 22 doi:10.10222.cncr.27949. [Epub ahead of print]

Sinclair, S., Raffin, S., Chochinov, H., Hagen, N., McClement, S.E. (2012). Spiritual care: How to do it. British Medical Journal Supportive & Palliative Care, 2, 319-327.

Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S.E., Hack T.F., McKeen, N.A., Rach, A.M., Gagnon, P., Sinclair, S., Taylor-Brown, J. (2012). The patient dignity inventory: applications in the oncology setting. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15(9), 998-1005.

Bokhari, F., MacMillan, D., McClement, S.E., Daeninck, P. (2012). Pilot study of a survey to identify the prevalence and risk factors for chronic neuropathic pain in women following breast cancer surgery. European Journal of Cancer Nursing, 39(2), E141-9. doi: 10.1188/12.ONF.E141-E149.

Lobchuk, M.M., Bapuji, S.B., McClement, S.E., Sisler, J., Katz, A., Martens, P.J., Turner, d., Clouston, K. (2012). What is the role of family in promoting fecal occult blood test screening? Exploring physician, average-risk individuals, and family perceptions. Cancer Epidemiology, 36(3), 190-9. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2012.01.002. Epub 2012 Feb 5.

Bapuji, S.B., Lobchuk, MM., McClement, S.E., Sisler, J., Katz, A., Martens, P.J. (2012). Fecal occult blood testing instructions and impact on patient adherence. Cancer Epidemiology, 36(4), :e258-64. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2012.03.007. Epub 2012 Apr 13.

Thompson, G., McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H.M. (2011). How respect and kindness are experienced at the end of life by nursing home residents. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 43(3), 97-118.

Hearson, B., McClement, S.E., McMillan, D.E., Harlos, M. (2011). Sleeping with one eye open: the sleep experience of family members providing palliative care at home. Journal of Palliative Care, 27(2), 69-78.

Lowe, M., McClement, S.E. (2011). The lived experience of young Canadian widows. Omega, 127-148.

McClement, S.E., Lobchuk, M.M., Chochinov, H.M., Dean R. K. (2010).’Broken covenant’: health care aides’ experience of the ethical in caring for dying seniors in a personal care home. Journal of Clinical Ethics, 21(1), 201-211.

Hack, T.F., McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H.M., Cann, B.J., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L.J., Harlos, M. (2010). Learning from dying patients during their final days: life reflections gleaned from dignity therapy. Palliative Medicine, E24, 715-723.

McClement, S.E., Wowchuk, S., Klaasen, K. (2009). ‘Caring as if it were my family’: health care aides’ perspectives about expert care of the dying resident in a personal care home. Palliative & Supportive Care, 7, 449-457.

Chochinov, H., Hassard, T., McClement, S., Hack, T., Kristjanson, L. J., Harlos, M., Sinclair, S., Murray, A. (2009). The landscape of distress in the terminally ill. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 38, 641-649.

Hack, T.F., McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H. M., Cann, B., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L. J., & Harlos, M. (2010). Learning from dying cancer patients during their final days: life reflections gleaned from dignity therapy. Palliative Medicine, 24, 715-723..

Hearson, B., McClement, S.E., & Daeninck, P. Sleeping with one eye open: the sleep experience of family members providing palliative care at home (in press). Journal of Palliative Care.

Lowe, M., McClement, S.E. (in press). The lived experience of young Canadian widows. Omega. Scheduled to be published in 62(2). Page numbers pending.

McClement, S.E., Lobchuk, M.M., Chochinov, H.M., & Dean, R.K. (2010). “Broken covenant: Health care aides’ ‘experience of the ethical’ in caring for dying seniors in a personal care home. Journal of Clinical Ethics, 21(3), 201-211

McClement, S. E., & Fallis, W. M. (2009). Family Presence during Resuscitation: Canadian Critical Care Nurses’ Perspectives. Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41:3, 233-240.

McClement, S. E., Wowchuk, S., Klaasen, K. (2009). “Caring as if it were my family”: Health care aides’ perspectives about expert care of the dying resident in a personal care home. Palliative & Supportive Care, 7:449-457. Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters:
McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H.M. (2011). Spirituality in supportive oncology. In, C. Zimmerman (ed.), Supportive Oncology (1st edition). New York: Elsevier (pp. 521-525.

McClement, S.E. (2010). Involuntary weight loss and altered body image in patients with cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome. In: E. Del Fabbro, V. Baracos, W. Demark-Wahnefried, T. Bowling, J. Hopkinson, & e. Bruera, (Eds.), Nutrition and the cancer patient. Oxford: Oxford University Press (pp. 499-508).

McClement S.E., & Chochinov HM (in press). Spirituality in supportive oncology. In C. Zimmerman, (Ed.), Supportive Oncology (1st edition) New York: Elsevier.

McClement, S. E., & Chochinov, H. M. (2009) Depression. In T. D. Walsh, et al. (Eds.), Palliative medicine (pp. 865-871). Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.

McClement, S. E. (2009). Eating issues in palliative cancer patients. In H. M. Chochinov & W. Breitbart  (Eds.), Handbook of psychiatry in palliative medicine (2nd ed.), pp. 417-426. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Abstracts:
Nesbitt, J., McClement, S.E., Edwards, M., Harlos, M.S. (2011). End of life care following acute stroke: the nurse’s perspective. Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 33(1), 17.

McClement, S., Fallis, W., & Pereira, A. (2010). Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR) in the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit: Family Members’ Perspectives. Abstract D08-A: Journal of Palliative Care, 26(3), p.216.

Hack, T., McClement, S., Chochinov, H., Cann, B., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L., Harlos, M. (2010). What can we learn from cancer patients’ reflections on life as death approaches? Analysis of dignity therapy transcripts. <Abstract>. Journal of Palliative Care, 26, 223.

Hack, T.F., McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H.M., Cann, B., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L., Harlos, M. (2010). What can we learn from cancer patients’ reflections on life as death approaches? Analysis of dignity therapy transcripts. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (Suppl. 2): S182.

Edwards, M., Webster, G., Murphy, P, & McClement, S.E. (2010). Moral Distress – Seeking Greater Clarity to Restore Moral Meaning. Conference Book of Abstracts. 21st Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, Kelowna, B.C. (p 6).