Valorie A Crooks

Summary

Affiliation: Simon Fraser University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Knowledge brokers, companions, and navigators: a qualitative examination of informal caregivers' roles in medical tourism
    Victoria Casey
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Equity Health 12:94. 2013
  2. pmc Interpreting the results of a modified gravity model: examining access to primary health care physicians in five Canadian provinces and territories
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:230. 2012
  3. pmc Use of medical tourism for hip and knee surgery in osteoarthritis: a qualitative examination of distinctive attitudinal characteristics among Canadian patients
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:417. 2012
  4. pmc Chronically ill Canadians' experiences of being unattached to a family doctor: a qualitative study of marginalized patients in British Columbia
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 13:69. 2012
  5. doi Family caregivers' ideal expectations of Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 20:172-80. 2012
  6. pmc Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit: is it an adequate public health response to addressing the issue of caregiver burden in end-of-life care?
    Allison M Williams
    Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:335. 2011
  7. pmc Risk communication and informed consent in the medical tourism industry: a thematic content analysis of Canadian broker websites
    Kali Penney
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 12:17. 2011
  8. pmc Tracking the evolution of hospice palliative care in Canada: a comparative case study analysis of seven provinces
    Allison M Williams
    School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:147. 2010
  9. ncbi Enabling university teaching for Canadian academics with multiple sclerosis through problem-focused coping
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, RCB 6141, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
    Can J Occup Ther 78:45-9. 2011
  10. pmc What is known about the patient's experience of medical tourism? A scoping review
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:266. 2010

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. pmc Knowledge brokers, companions, and navigators: a qualitative examination of informal caregivers' roles in medical tourism
    Victoria Casey
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Equity Health 12:94. 2013
    ..In this article, we fill this gap by examining these informal caregivers and the roles they take on towards supporting medical tourists' health and wellbeing...
  2. pmc Interpreting the results of a modified gravity model: examining access to primary health care physicians in five Canadian provinces and territories
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:230. 2012
    ..Ensuring access is a key requirement of effective PHC delivery. This is because having access to PHC has been shown to positively impact a number of health outcomes...
  3. pmc Use of medical tourism for hip and knee surgery in osteoarthritis: a qualitative examination of distinctive attitudinal characteristics among Canadian patients
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:417. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Chronically ill Canadians' experiences of being unattached to a family doctor: a qualitative study of marginalized patients in British Columbia
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 13:69. 2012
    ..Our purpose is to qualitatively identify the implications of chronically ill patients' experiences of unattachment for health policy and planning to provide policy-relevant insights for Canadian attachment initiatives...
  5. doi Family caregivers' ideal expectations of Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 20:172-80. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit: is it an adequate public health response to addressing the issue of caregiver burden in end-of-life care?
    Allison M Williams
    Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:335. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc Risk communication and informed consent in the medical tourism industry: a thematic content analysis of Canadian broker websites
    Kali Penney
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 12:17. 2011
    ..The purpose of this article is to examine the language, information, and online marketing of Canadian medical tourism brokers' websites in light of such ethical concerns...
  8. pmc Tracking the evolution of hospice palliative care in Canada: a comparative case study analysis of seven provinces
    Allison M Williams
    School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:147. 2010
    ..We have endeavoured to undertake this research out of awareness that good future planning for health and social care, such as HPC, typically requires us to first look backwards before moving forward...
  9. ncbi Enabling university teaching for Canadian academics with multiple sclerosis through problem-focused coping
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, RCB 6141, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
    Can J Occup Ther 78:45-9. 2011
    ..Occupational therapists can work to create therapeutic interventions that assist people with MS with maintaining employment...
  10. pmc What is known about the patient's experience of medical tourism? A scoping review
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:266. 2010
    ..Medical tourism is understood as travel abroad with the intention of obtaining non-emergency medical services. This practice is the subject of increasing interest, but little is known about its scope...
  11. doi 'Heated political dynamics exist ...': examining the politics of palliative care in rural British Columbia, Canada
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    Palliat Med 25:26-35. 2011
    ..For example, the outcomes of the politics simultaneously facilitate (e.g. by promoting advocacy for local services) and serve as a barrier to (e.g. by privileging certain communities/care sites/provider) palliative care provision...
  12. doi Promoting medical tourism to India: messages, images, and the marketing of international patient travel
    Valorie A Crooks
    Simon Fraser University, Department of Geography, RCB 7123, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Soc Sci Med 72:726-32. 2011
    ..We conclude by identifying numerous avenues for future research by social and health scientists, and by considering the implications of our findings for existing knowledge gaps and debates within health geography specifically...
  13. ncbi Exploring the altered daily geographies and lifeworlds of women living with fibromyalgia syndrome: a mixed-method approach
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Soc Sci Med 64:577-88. 2007
    ..At the same time, the women's changing locations in society and space also played a role in bringing about such changes...
  14. ncbi Women's experiences of developing musculoskeletal diseases: employment challenges and policy recommendations
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 29:1107-16. 2007
    ..for ways to better support chronically ill women in their abilities to maintain workforce participation; and (iii) How are these women's employment policy and programme recommendations informed by their own lived experiences and desires?..
  15. ncbi The information transfer and knowledge acquisition geographies of family caregivers: an analysis of Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 39:36-54. 2007
    ..The authors discuss the implications of the findings for the information needs and burdens of family caregivers and for Canadian nursing practice. They also consider directions for future CCB research...
  16. ncbi Emerging scholarship in the geographies of disability
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Health Place 14:883-8. 2008
    ..These are: the evolving parameters of disability and chronic illness; the complex relationship between disabilities and technologies; and the struggle for citizenship...
  17. pmc What are the roles involved in establishing and maintaining informational continuity of care within family practice? A systematic review
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 9:65. 2008
    ....
  18. ncbi Reminder: palliative care is a rural medicine issue
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
    Can J Rural Med 13:139-40. 2008
  19. doi Understanding, embracing, rejecting: Women's negotiations of disability constructions and categorizations after becoming chronically ill
    Valorie A Crooks
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, RCB 7123, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 67:1837-46. 2008
    ....
  20. doi The 'patient's physician one-step removed': the evolving roles of medical tourism facilitators
    Jeremy Snyder
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
    J Med Ethics 37:530-4. 2011
    ..Facilitators have the potential to exacerbate or mitigate the ethical concerns associated with medical tourism, but their roles are poorly understood...
  21. doi Perspectives from the frontlines: palliative care providers' expectations of Canada's compassionate care benefit programme
    Melissa Giesbrecht
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 18:643-52. 2010
    ..As such, their expectations of the CCB contribute valuable knowledge from which relevant policy recommendations can be made to better meet the needs of family caregivers and FLPCPs alike...
  22. pmc "You're dealing with an emotionally charged individual...": an industry perspective on the challenges posed by medical tourists' informal caregiver-companions
    Victoria Casey
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, Canada
    Global Health 9:31. 2013
    ....
  23. pmc What do we know about Canadian involvement in medical tourism?: a scoping review
    Jeremy Snyder
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Open Med 5:e139-48. 2011
    ..Given Canada's universally accessible, single-payer domestic health care system, important implications emerge from Canadians' private engagement in medical tourism...
  24. doi Assessing the suitability of host communities for secondary palliative care hubs: a location analysis model
    Jonathan Cinnamon
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Health Place 15:792-800. 2009
    ..Results suggest that several BC communities may be appropriate locations for secondary PCHs. This model could be applied to the allocation of palliative care resources in other jurisdictions with similar rural and remote regions...
  25. pmc Critically examining diversity in end-of-life family caregiving: implications for equitable caregiver support and Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit
    Melissa Giesbrecht
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Int J Equity Health 11:65. 2012
    ..In doing so we consider the implications of these findings for a social benefit program aimed at supporting family caregivers, namely the Compassionate Care Benefit (CCB)...
  26. pmc In search of attachment: a qualitative study of chronically ill women transitioning between family physicians in rural Ontario, Canada
    Ellen Randall
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 13:125. 2012
    ....
  27. doi Spatially informed knowledge translation: informing potential users of Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit
    Melissa Giesbrecht
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 69:411-9. 2009
    ..This approach can also be applied to other health and social programs where lack of awareness exists or for targeted interventions that require identifying specific populations...
  28. pmc Understanding the impacts of medical tourism on health human resources in Barbados: a prospective, qualitative study of stakeholder perceptions
    Jeremy Snyder
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    Int J Equity Health 12:2. 2013
    ..While medical tourism has the potential to provide economic and employment opportunities in destination countries, there are concerns that it could encourage the movement of health workers from the public to private health sector...
  29. doi A protocol for determining differences in consistency and depth of palliative care service provision across community sites
    Nadine Schuurman
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 18:537-48. 2010
    ..In addition, the ranking provides a basis for rural/urban comparisons. Finally, the protocol introduced can be used in other areas and provides a means of comparing palliative care service provision amongst multiple jurisdictions...
  30. pmc "I didn't even know what I was looking for": A qualitative study of the decision-making processes of Canadian medical tourists
    Rory Johnston
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Global Health 8:23. 2012
    ..We address this gap through examining aspects of Canadian medical tourists' decision-making processes...
  31. pmc A method to determine spatial access to specialized palliative care services using GIS
    Jonathan Cinnamon
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:140. 2008
    ..There is a pressing need to determine which populations do not enjoy access to specialized palliative care services in particular...
  32. pmc Pedestrian injury and the built environment: an environmental scan of hotspots
    Nadine Schuurman
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
    BMC Public Health 9:233. 2009
    ..These injuries result from the interplay of modifiable environmental factors. The objective of this study was to determine links between the built environment and pedestrian injury hotspots in Vancouver...
  33. doi Promoting social responsibility amongst health care users: medical tourists' perspectives on an information sheet regarding ethical concerns in medical tourism
    Krystyna Adams
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Blusson Hall, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 8:19. 2013
    ..This paper explores the feedback from former Canadian medical tourists regarding the use of an information sheet to address this knowledge gap and raise awareness of the safety and ethical concerns related to medical tourism...
  34. pmc Canadian family doctors' roles and responsibilities toward outbound medical tourists: "Our true role is ... within the confines of our system"
    Rory Johnston
    Simon Fraser University, Geography, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
    Can Fam Physician 59:1314-9. 2013
    ..To explore how Canadian family doctors understand their roles and responsibilities toward patients who seek health care abroad...
  35. pmc "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
    Jeremy Snyder
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 14:37. 2013
    ..We address this issue by examining ways in which Canadian family doctors' typical involvement in patients' informed decision-making is challenged when their patients engage in medical tourism...
  36. pmc What is known about the effects of medical tourism in destination and departure countries? A scoping review
    Rory Johnston
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Equity Health 9:24. 2010
    ..This article presents the findings of a scoping review examining what is known about the effects of medical tourism in destination and departure countries...
  37. pmc An industry perspective on Canadian patients' involvement in medical tourism: implications for public health
    Rory Johnston
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:416. 2011
    ....
  38. doi Examining the language-place-healthcare intersection in the context of Canadian homecare nursing
    Melissa D Giesbrecht
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, CanadaSchool of Nursing and Centre on Aging, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Nurs Inq 21:79-90. 2014
    ....
  39. pmc Fly-By medical care: Conceptualizing the global and local social responsibilities of medical tourists and physician voluntourists
    Jeremy Snyder
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Blusson Hall 11300, 8888 University Drive Burnaby BC, Canada
    Global Health 7:6. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  40. ncbi An embodied geography of disablement: chronically ill women's struggles for enabling places in spaces of health care and daily life
    Valorie A Crooks
    School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
    Health Place 12:345-52. 2006
    ..Further, we argue that embodying illness involves women and others, including doctors, assigning meanings to their changing material, lived and represented places in the world...
  41. ncbi Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit: views of family caregivers in chronic illness
    Allison Williams
    School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Burke Science Building, Room 343, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1
    Int J Palliat Nurs 12:438-45. 2006
    ..Based on a pilot evaluation of Canada's recently introduced Compassionate Care Benefit (CCB), the purpose of this paper is to highlight the experiences of family caregivers caring for people with non-malignant advanced chronic illness...