Publications

SFU Medical Tourism
Research Group

medtour@sfu.ca

2014

  • Medical Tourism in the Caribbean: A Call for Cooperation
  • Adams, K., J. Snyder, V.A. Crooks, L. Hoffman
  • 2014
  • West Indian Medical Journal, 1(2)
  • An Overview of Mexico's Medical Tourism Industry - Version 1.0
  • Núñez, E.O., R.M.B. Arias, M.E.A. Martínez, J.A.R. Larios, V.A. Crooks, R. Labonté, J. Snyder, and G. Nigenda
  • 2014
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • Professional regulation: A potentially valuable tool in responding to "stem cell tourism"
  • Zarzeczny, A., T. Caulfield, U. Ogbogu, P. Bell, V.A. Crooks, K. Kamenova, Z. Master, C. Rachul, J. Snyder, M. Toews, and S. Zoeller
  • 2014
  • Stem Cell Reports, 3: 1-6
  • Motivation, justification, normalization: Talk strategies used by Canadian medical tourists regarding their choices to go abroad for hip and knee surgeries
  • Cameron, K., V.A. Crooks, V. Chouinard, J. Snyder, R. Johnston, and V. Casey
  • 2014
  • Social Science & Medicine, 106: 93-100
  • An Overview of Guatemala's Medical Tourism Industry - Version 2.0
  • Cerón, A., W. Flores, V.A. Crooks, R. Labonté, and J. Snyder
  • 2014
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • An Overview of the Medical Tourism Industry in Bangalore, India - Version 1.0
  • Saligram, P.S., A. Bhattacharjee, V.A. Crooks, R. Labonté, A. Schram, and J. Snyder
  • 2014
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • An Overview of the Medical Tourism Industry in Chennai, India - Version 1.0
  • Suresh, V. Madha, V.A. Crooks, R. Labonté, A. Schram, R. Kalaivani, S. Nithya, and J. Snyder
  • 2014
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University

2013

  • An Overview of Guatemala's Medical Tourism Industry - Version 1.0
  • Cerón, A., W. Flores, V.A. Crooks, R. Labonté, and J. Snyder
  • 2013
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • Canadian family doctors' roles and responsibilities toward outbound medical tourists - "Our true role is ... within the confines of our system"
  • Johnston, R., V.A. Crooks, J. Snyder, and S. Dharamsi
  • 2013
  • Canadian Family Physician, 59(12): 1314-1319
  • Promoting social responsibility amongst health care users: Medical tourists’ perspectives on an information sheet regarding ethical concerns in medical tourism
  • Adams, K., J. Snyder, V.A. Crooks, and R. Johnston
  • 2013
  • Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, 8: 19
  • Knowledge brokers, companions, and navigators: Qualitatively examining informal caregivers’ roles in medical tourism
  • Casey, V., V.A. Crooks, J. Snyder, and L. Turner
  • 2013
  • International Journal for Equity in Health, 12: 94
  • A reality check on medical tourism
  • Snyder, J., K. Adams, V.A. Crooks, L. Hoffman, R. Johnston, and R. Whitmore
  • 2013
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal, Nov 25
  • Friends and family roles and responsibilities abroad
  • Casey, V., and V.A. Crooks
  • 2013
  • Medical Tourism Magazine, Nov 11
  • Informing Canadian medical tourists
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, K. Adams, and R. Johnston
  • 2013
  • Impact Ethics, May 14
  • "Do your homework...and then hope for the best": the challenges that medical tourism poses to Canadian family physicians' support of patients' informed decision-making
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, R. Johnston, and S. Dharamsi
  • 2013
  • BMC Medical Ethics, 14: 37
  • Medical tourism in the Caribbean Region: A call to consider environmental health equity
  • Johnston, R., and V.A. Crooks
  • 2013
  • West Indian Medical Journal, 62(3)
  • "You're dealing with an emotionally charged individual...": An industry perspective on the challenges posed by medical tourists' informal caregiver-companions
  • Casey, V., V.A. Crooks, J. Snyder, and T. Turner
  • 2013
  • Globalization and Health, 9: 31
  • Beyond sun, sand and stitches: Assigning responsibility for the harms of medical tourism
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, R. Johnston, and P. Kingsbury
  • 2013
  • Bioethics, 27(5): 233-242
  • Canadian print news coverage of medical tourism: Examining key themes and ethical gaps
  • Crooks, V.A., J. Snyder, L. Turner, K. Adams, R. Johnston and V. Casey
  • 2013
  • In G. Cohen (ed.) The Globalization of Health Care. Oxford University Press. Chapter 3
  • Caring for non-residents in Barbados: Examining the implications of inbound transnational medical care for public and private health care
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, L. Turner, K. Adams, R. Johnston, H. Fraser, L. Kadowaki, M. Choi and K. Adams
  • 2013
  • In G. Pennings, D. Botterill and T. Mainil (eds.) Medical Tourism and Transnational Health Care, Chapter 4: 48-63
  • Exceptional aspects of the experiences of Canadian medical tourists from patient narratives
  • Johnston, R., V.A. Crooks, and J. Snyder
  • 2013
  • In R. Labonté, V Runnels, C. Packer, and R. Deonandan (eds.) Travelling well: Essays in medical tourism. Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health Series, 4(1)
  • An Overview of Barbados' Medical Tourism Industry - Version 2.0
  • Johnston, R., V.A. Crooks, J. Snyder, H. Fraser, R. Labonté, and K. Adams.
  • 2013
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • Ethical and legal implications of the risks of medical tourism for patients: A qualitative study of Canadian health and safety representatives’ perspectives
  • Crooks, V.A., L. Turner, I.G. Cohen, J. Bristeir, J. Snyder, V. Casey, and R. Whitmore.
  • 2013
  • BMJ Open, 3: e002302
  • Understanding the impacts of medical tourism on health human resources in Barbados: A prospective, qualitative study of stakeholder perceptions
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, L. Turner, and R. Johnston.
  • 2013
  • International Journal for Equity in Health, 12: 2

2012

  • Medical tourism facilitators: Ethical concerns about roles and responsibilities
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, A. Wright, and R. Johnston.
  • 2012
  • In Jill Hodges, Leigh Turner, and Ann Marie Kimball (eds.). Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism: Understanding the Global Market for Health Services. Praeger. Chapter 13
  • Use of medical tourism for hip and knee surgery in osteoarthritis: A qualitative examination of distinctive attitudinal characteristics among Canadian patients
  • Crooks, V.A., K. Cameron, V. Chouinard, R. Johnston, J. Snyder, and V. Casey.
  • 2012
  • BMC Health Services Research, 12: 417
  • An Overview of Barbados' Medical Tourism Industry - Version 1.0
  • Johnston, R., V.A. Crooks, J. Snyder, H. Fraser, R. Labonté, and K. Adams.
  • September 2012
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • "I didn't even know what I was looking for...": A qualitative study of the decision-making processes of Canadian medical tourists
  • Johnston, R., V.A. Crooks and J. Snyder.
  • 2012
  • Globalization and Health, 8: 23
  • Special Issue of Developing World Bioethics on Medical Tourism
  • Co-edited by Snyder, J. and V.A. Crooks
  • 2012
  • Developing World Bioethics, 12(1)
  • New Ethical Perspectives on Medical Tourism in the Developing World
  • Snyder, J. and V.A. Crooks.
  • 2012
  • Developing World Bioethics, 12(1): iii-vi
  • Perceptions of the Ethics of Medical Tourism: Comparing Patient and Academic Perspectives
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, and R. Johnston.
  • 2012
  • Public Health Ethics, 5(1): 38-46
  • Narratives of Emotion and Anxiety in Medical Tourism: On State of the Heart and Larry’s Kidney
  • Kingsbury, P., V.A. Crooks, J. Snyder, R. Johnston, and K. Adams.
  • 2012
  • Social & Cultural Geography, 13(4): 361-378

2011

  • Understanding the Health and Safety Risks for British Columbia’s Outbound Medical Tourists
  • Crooks, V.A., J. Bristeir, L. Turner, J. Snyder, V. Casey, and R. Johnston.
  • November 2011
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • Perspectives on Canadians' Involvement in Medical Tourism
  • Crooks, V.A., J. Snyder, R. Johnston, P. Kingsbury.
  • September 2011
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • Perspectivas sobre el involucramiento de los canadienses en el turismo médico
  • Crooks, V.A., J. Snyder, R. Johnston, and P. Kingsbury.
  • September 2011
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • Perspectives sur la participation des Canadiennes et des Canadiens au tourisme médical
  • Crooks, V.A., J. Snyder, R. Johnston, and P. Kingsbury.
  • September 2011
  • Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • Risk Communication and Informed Consent in the Medical Tourism Industry: A Thematic Content Analysis of Canadian Broker Websites
  • Penney, K., J. Snyder, V. Crooks, and R. Johnston.
  • 2011
  • BMC Medical Ethics, 12: 17
  • An industry perspective on Canadian patients' involvement in medical tourism: Implications for public health
  • Johnston, R., V.A. Crooks, K. Adams, J. Snyder, P. Kingsbury
  • 2011
  • BMC Public Health, 11: 416
  • Fly-by medical care: Conceptualizing the global and local social responsibilities of medical tourists and physician voluntourists
  • Snyder, J., S. Dharamsi, V.A. Crooks
  • 2011
  • Globalization and Health, 7: 6
  • What do we know about Canadian involvement in medical tourism? A scoping review
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, R. Johnston, P. Kingsbury
  • 2011
  • Open Medicine, 5(3)
  • The 'Patient's Physician One-Step Removed': The evolving roles of medical tourism facilitators
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, P. Kingsbury, K. Adams, R. Johnston
  • 2011
  • Journal of Medical Ethics, 37: 530-534
  • Promoting Medical Tourism to India: Messages, Images, and the Marketing of International Patient Travel
  • Crooks, V.A., L. Turner, J. Snyder, R. Johnston, and P. Kingsbury
  • 2011
  • Social Science & Medicine, 72: 726-732
  • What Canadian Family Physicians Need to Know About Medical Tourism
  • Crooks, V.A. and J. Snyder
  • 2011
  • Canadian Family Physician, 57(5): 527-529
  • Issues and Challenges in Research on the Ethics of Medical Tourism: Reflections from a Conference
  • Snyder, J., V.A. Crooks, and L. Turner
  • 2011
  • Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 8: 3-6

2010

  • What is Known about the Effects of Medical Tourism in Destination and Departure Countries? A Scoping Review
  • Johnston, R., V.A. Crooks, J. Snyder, and P. Kingsbury
  • 2010
  • International Journal for Equity in Health, 9:24
  • What is Known About the Patient's Experience of Medical Tourism? A Scoping Review
  • Crooks, V.A., P. Kingsbury, J. Snyder, and R. Johnston
  • 2010
  • BMC Health Services Research, 10:266
  • Medical Tourism and Bariatric Surgery: More Moral Challenges
  • Snyder, J. and V.A. Crooks
  • 2010
  • American Journal of Bioethics, 10 (12): 28-30
  • Regulating Medical Tourism
  • Crooks, V.A. and J. Snyder
  • 2010
  • The Lancet, 376 (9751): 1465-1466.
  • Three Academics' Perspective on Medical Tourism: Reflections on a Trip to Southern India
  • Johnston, R., V.A. Crooks, and J. Snyder
  • 2010
  • Medical Tourism Magazine, 17: 94-96
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