Elizabeth Orr, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Elizabeth Orr

Office: EA 321
905 688 5550 x0000

Dr. Elizabeth Orr is a Registered Nurse with clinical expertise in Pediatric, Maternal-child and Neonatal nursing. Her current research is focused on understanding the complex processes of hospital-to-home transitions, specifically the transition from NICU to home among vulnerable populations. She is also involved in work that aims to promote and prioritize emotional wellbeing among graduate students conducting emotionally demanding research.

  • Hospital-to-home care transitions 
  • Public and patient engagement in research 
  • Secondary distress among researchers 
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methods approaches to applied health research 

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) 

Nurse Researchers Interest Group (NRIG) 

Maternal-Child Nursing Interest Group (MCNIG) 

Pediatric Nursing Interest Group (PedNIG) 

Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) 

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) 

i. Orr, E., Ballantyne, M., Gonzalez, A., & Jack, S. M. (2022). Mobilizing forward:
An interpretive description of supporting successful Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit-to-home transitions for adolescent parents. Qualitative Health
Research, 32(5), 831–846. https://doi.org/10.1177/10497323221079785

ii. Moody, E., Ganann, R., Martin-Misener, R., Ploeg, J., Macdonald, M., Weeks,
L. E., Orr, E., McKibbon, S. & Jefferies, K. (2021). The out-of-pocket expenses
for aging-in-place: a scoping review. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 20(2), 537-605.

iii. Campbell, K. A., Orr, E., Durepos, P., Nguyen, L., Li, L., Whitmore, C., Gehrke,
P., Graham, L., & Jack, S. M. (2021). Reflexive Thematic Analysis for Applied
Qualitative Health Research. The Qualitative Report, 26(6), 2011-
2028. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.5010

iv. Orr, E., Durepos, P., Jones, V. & Jack, S.M. (2021). Risk of Secondary Distress
for Graduate Students Conducting Qualitative Research on Sensitive
Subjects: A Scoping Review of Canadian Dissertations and Theses. Global
Qualitative Nursing Research, 8, 1-14.

v. Orr, E., Ballantyne, M., Gonzalez, A., & Jack, S. (2020). The complexity of the
NICU-to-home experience for adolescent mothers: Meleis’ Transitions
Theory applied. Advances in Nursing Science, 43(4), 349-359.

vi. Orr, E., Ballantyne, M., Gonzalez, A., & Jack, S.M. (2020). Methods for
Enhancing the Quality and Depth of Interview Data in Applied Qualitative
Health Research. Advances in Nursing Science, 43(3), 202-213.

vii. Luciani M., Campbell K., Orr E., Nguyen L., Manja V., Ausili D., Jack S.M.
(2019). How to Design a Qualitative Health Research Study. Part 2: Data
Generation and analysis considerations. Professioni Infermieristiche, 72(3),

viii. Luciani M., Jack S., Campbell K., Orr E., Durepos P., Lin L., Strachan P., Di
Mauro S. (2019). An Introduction to Qualitative Health Research. Professioni
Infermieristiche, 72(1), 60-68.

ix. Durepos, P., Orr, E., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Ploeg, J., Sussman, T., & Kaasalainen,
S. (2019). Caregiver Preparedness for Death in Dementia: An Evaluation of
Existing Tools. Aging and Mental Health.

x. Durepos, P., Orr, E., Ploeg, J., Kaasalainen, S. (2018). The Value of
measurement for development of nursing knowledge: Underlying
philosophy, contributions and critiques. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(10),
2290-2300. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13778

xi. Orr, E., Jack, S. M., Sword, W., Ireland, S., & Ostolosky, L. (2017).
Understanding the blogging practices of women undergoing In Vitro
Fertilization (IVF): A discourse analysis of women’s IVF blogs. The Qualitative
Report, 22(8), 2206-2230. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2017.2927

  • Relational Care and Leadership: Basic Relational Skills
  • Professional & Therapeutic Communication 
  • Nursing Theory: Nursing Care of the Young Family 
  • Nursing Practicum: Nursing Care of the Young Family