Sue MacRae

Susan (Sue) MacRae, RN, M.Ed
Women's Mental Health, Women's College Hospital; Advanced Practice Nurse, Bridgepoint Health

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Sue MacRae is a Registered Nurse and has been working in the field of patient centred care and clinical ethics consulting and program development for over 20 years. Her fellowship training at University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and at the Picker Institute in Boston positions Sue with a unique perspective that marries the needs and perspectives of patients with the views, responsibilities and duties of healthcare professional and administrators.


Until 2007 Sue was the Deputy Director at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) and during her 7 year tenure there (2000-2007), was instrumental in forging its vision and ensuring the transformation of this centre into an internationally regarded organization. The JCB has formally acknowledged these and other accomplishments for Bioethics in 2007 with an endowed yearly lecture created in Sue's name on ethics and patient- centred care. Sue currently Co-Directs MSC1052, the Clinical Ethics Course, in the Masters of Health Science (MHSc) program offered through the JCB.


Sue has recently completed her M.Ed in Counselling Psychology through the University of Toronto and is now working in Toronto at Women's College Hospital in Women's Trauma Psychotherapy and at Bridgepoint Health as an Advanced Practice Nurse with a focus on Mental Health. Sue is a recent Past President of the Canadian Bioethics Society.