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What is known about the patient's experience of medical tourism? A scoping review
- V. Crooks, Paul Kingsbury, Jeremy Snyder, R. Johnston
- MedicineBMC health services research
- 8 September 2010
The need for additional research on numerous issues is demonstrated, including: understanding how multiple information sources are consulted and evaluated by patients before deciding upon medical tourism; examining how patients understand the risks of care abroad; and the push and pull factors, as well as the motives of patients to participate in medical tourism.
What is known about the effects of medical tourism in destination and departure countries? A scoping review
- R. Johnston, V. Crooks, Jeremy Snyder, Paul Kingsbury
- MedicineInternational journal for equity in health
- 3 November 2010
It is observed that what is currently known about the effects of medical tourism is minimal, unreliable, geographically restricted and mostly based on speculation.
Promoting medical tourism to India: messages, images, and the marketing of international patient travel.
Tracking the evolution of hospice palliative care in Canada: A comparative case study analysis of seven provinces
- Allison M. Williams, V. Crooks, Sarah Dykeman
- Political Science, MedicineBMC health services research
- 1 June 2010
The evolution of HPC across the case study provinces has been markedly slow, but steady and continuous and confirms that concerned citizens, advocacy organizations and local champions will continue to be the agents of change that make the necessary and lasting impacts on HPC in Canada.
The ‘patient's physician one-step removed’: the evolving roles of medical tourism facilitators
- Jeremy Snyder, V. Crooks, K. Adams, Paul Kingsbury, R. Johnston
- Medicine, Political ScienceJournal of Medical Ethics
- 8 April 2011
Because of the key role of facilitators in determining the effects of medical tourism on patients and public health, this paper recommends a planned conversation between medical tourism stakeholders to define and shape facilitators' roles.
“I didn’t even know what I was looking for”: A qualitative study of the decision-making processes of Canadian medical tourists
While Canadian medical tourists are often thought to be motivated by wait times for surgery, cost and availability of procedures were common primary and secondary motivations for participants, demonstrating that motivations are layered and dynamic.
Risk communication and informed consent in the medical tourism industry: A thematic content analysis of canadian broker websites
Canadian medical tourism brokers currently lack a common standard of care and accreditation, and are widely lacking in providing adequate risk communication for potential medical tourists, which has implications for the informed consent and consequent safety of Canadian medical tourists.
Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit: Is it an adequate public health response to addressing the issue of caregiver burden in end-of-life care?
How Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit operates as a public health response in sustaining informal caregivers providing P/EOL care is examined, and whether or not it adequately addresses known aspects of caregiver burden that are addressed within the population health promotion (PHP) model.
Providers' perceptions of Aboriginal palliative care in British Columbia's rural interior.
- H. Castleden, V. Crooks, N. Hanlon, N. Schuurman
- Political Science, MedicineHealth & social care in the community
- 1 September 2010
The findings from a qualitative case study undertaken in rural British Columbia, Canada are reported, exploring the perceptions of Aboriginal palliatives care in a region identified as lacking in formal palliative care services and having only a limited Aboriginal population.
Exploring the altered daily geographies and lifeworlds of women living with fibromyalgia syndrome: a mixed-method approach.
- V. Crooks
- SociologySocial science & medicine
- 1 February 2007