Elizabeth Peter, RN, PhD
“My research focuses on examining the political dimensions of nurses’ ethical concerns and understandings.”
Dr. Elizabeth Peter’s scholarship reflects her interdisciplinary background in nursing, philosophy and bioethics. Theoretically, she locates her work in feminist health care ethics which aligns her scholarly pursuits both substantively and methodologically. She has pursued two interrelated areas of scholarship, one that is related to innovations in theory and methodology and one that is substantive in focus, i.e., home/ community care ethics.
Her theoretical and methodological work is advancing the concepts of moral identity, moral agency, vulnerability, moral competency, and moral distress. She has also used metaethics to develop a critical narrative approach for qualitative research in healthcare ethics.
Her substantive interest focuses primarily on community and home care ethics. She is a Principal Investigator on a CIHR funded study to examine the patient, family and clinician experience from an ethical, legal, and social perspective as care transitions from hospital to home using new monitoring technology. (The SMART VIEW, Covered: Technology Enabled remote monitoring and Self-Management – Vision for patient Empowerment following Cardiac and Vascular surgery)
She serves on the editorial board of Nursing Ethics and Nursing Inquiry.
She is the recipient of a U of T Nursing Teaching Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership and the Christine Harrison Education Award for Integration of Theory & Practice. Dr. Peter has taught nursing ethics courses at U of T Nursing
Dr. Peter is the Chair of the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board. In addition, she is the lead faculty member on the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA).
and a member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at U of T.