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Leila El-Alti

Doctoral Student

Philosophy and Philology
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Leila El-Alti


Leila comes from Beirut, Lebanon. She graduated in 2008 with a BS in Nursing and in 2014 with an MA in Philosophy, both times from the American University of Beirut (AUB). She previously worked as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at AUB Medical Center and as an Instructor and Clinical Preceptor for nursing students at the Lebanese University. She was also involved in two research projects at AUB and co-authored four papers, two of which have been published in 2014 and two are still under review. Before arriving to Gothenburg, she worked as a Palliative Care Registered Nurse at SANAD - The Home Hospice Organization of Lebanon. Leila's Master's thesis titled "The Three Senses of Inherent Value in the Animal Rights Debate" combined normative and applied ethics to discuss the use of animals in medical research.


Leila's project at FLoV targets ethics in person-centered care in the area of psychiatry and has both an empirical and a conceptual nature. Her dissertation explores the concept of agency of a person with mental illness from the perspective of psychiatric practitioners, and what ethical implications follow when this agency or lack thereof is applied in the context of person-centered care.