Susan McClement, RN, PhD
Dr. McClement’s research areas include psychosocial dimensions of cancer-anorexia-cachexia syndrome; nursing education in palliative care; and understanding compassionate care in life-limiting illness.
Dr. McClement began her nursing career at the Grace General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she worked in adult medicine and intensive care. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria, B.C., she joined the faculty of the Health Sciences Centre School of Nursing where she taught theoretical courses and clinically supervised students in adult medicine and surgery.
The thesis work she completed for her Master of Nursing degree at the University of Manitoba focused on explicating the critical nursing behaviors in the care of dying adults in the intensive care unit. Dr. McClement completed and interdisciplinary doctoral degree at the University of Manitoba. Her dissertation work focused on the development of an empirical model detailing the experiences of advanced cancer patients, their family members and health care providers in the face of cancer-anorexia-cachexia syndrome. serves as a member of the Executive and Board, of the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation.
Dr. McClement has provided palliative care education to nurses and allied health professionals in Cuba, and at Sichuan University in Chengdu China. Dr. McClement holds specialty certification in hospice/palliative care nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association. She served for six years as the scholar-in-residence for the Nursing Division, Saskatchewan Institute for Applied Science and Technology.
- Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba award for Outstanding Interprofessional Team (Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research) (2020)
- Sandy McKinnon Memorial Lectureship, Edmonton Palliative Care Conference, Edmonton, Alberta (2012)
- Appointed Honorary Member Academic Committee for Palliative Care Havana University Medical School, Havana, Cuba (2011)
- Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses Editorial Award for the article, “Family presence during resuscitation: A survey of Canadian critical care nurses’ practices and perceptions. (2008). Dynamics: The Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, 19(3): 22-28. Shared with lead author Dr. Wendy Fallis and co-author Asha Pereira (2009)
- University of Manitoba Merit Award for Research and Teaching (2009)
- Honorary Nursing Diploma, Saskatchewan Institute for Applied Science and Technology (2009)
- University of Manitoba Students’ Teacher Recognition Award (2009)
- University of Manitoba Graduate Students Association (GSA) Teaching Award (2008)
- Certificate of Excellence in Leadership, Saskatchewan Institute for Applied Science and Technology Nursing Division (2007)
- Excellence in Professional Nursing Award, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (2005)
- Favorite Faculty Teaching Award (Palliative Care Nursing theory course) Baccalaureate Program for Registered Nurses, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba (2005)
- Centre for Applied Ethics Fellowship, University of Manitoba (2002)
- Favorite Faculty Teaching Award (Palliative Care Nursing theory course) Baccalaureate Nursing Graduating Class, University of Manitoba (2001)
- Favorite Faculty Teaching Award (Palliative Care Nursing theory course Baccalaureate Nursing Graduating Class, University of Manitoba (1999)