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Publications and Presentations


Ly, B.A., Bourgeault, I., Labonté, R., Niang, M.N., “Physicians’ perceptions on the impact of telemedicine on recruitment and retention in underserved areas: a descriptive study in Senegal,” Human Resources for Health (2017): 15:67:1-8.

Castro-Palaganas, E., Spitzer, D., Kabamalan, M.M., Sanchez, M., Carcativo, R., Runnels, V., Labonté, R., Tomblin-Murphy, G., Bourgeault, I., “An examination of the causes, consequences, and policy responses to the migration of highly trained health personnel from the Philippines: the high cost of living/leaving—a mixed method study,” Human Resources for Health (2017) 1-14.

Walton-Roberts, M., Runnels, V., Rajan, I., Sood, A., Nair, S., Thomas, P., Packer, C., MacKenzie, A., Tomblin-Murphy, G., Labonté, R., Bourgeault, I., “Causes, consequences and policy responses to the migration of health workers: Key findings from India,” Human Resources for Health (2017) 1-18.

Ly, Apho Birama, Labonte, R. Bourgeault, Ivy Lynn, Niang, Mbayang Ndiaye. (2017). The individual and contextual determinants of the use of telemedicine: A descriptive study of the perceptions of Senegal’s physicians and telemedicine project managers. PLoS ONE 12(7):


Bourgeault, I., Labonté, R., Runnels, V., Packer C. and Tomblin Murphy, G. (2016) “Knowledge and potential impact of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: Does it matter for source and destination country stakeholders?Human Resources for Health

Tomblin Murphy, G., MacKenzie, A., Waysome, B., Guy-Walker, J., Palmer, R., Rose, A.E., Rigby, J., Bourgeault, I., and Labonté, R. (2016) “A mixed-methods study of health worker migration from JamaicaHuman Resources for Health


Labonté, R., Attaran, A., Bourgeault, I., Tomblin-Murphy, G., Sanders, D. “Trading health for oil? Uganda should not export its health workers,” The Lancet Vol. 385 February 28, 2015.

Labonté, R., Sanders, D., Mathole, T., Crush, J., Chikanda, A., Dambisya, Y., Runnels, V., Packer, C., MacKenzie, A., Tomblin-Murphy, G. and Bourgeault, I.    “Health worker migration from South Africa: Causes, consequences and policy responses,” Human Resources for Health (2015) 13:92:1-16

Bourgeault, I.L., Neiterman, E. & LeBrun, J., Midwives on the Move: Comparing the Requirements for Practice and Integration Contexts for Internationally Educated Midwives in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. Midwifery. Special Issue on the Maternity Care Workforce.


Bourgeault, I.L., & Wrede, S. (2011) Caring across borders: contrasting the contexts of nurse migration in Canada and Finland. In C. Benoit & H. Hallgrimsdottir (Eds.), Finding Dignity in Health Care and Health Care Work. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Neiterman, E. & Bourgeault, I.L. (2011) Conceptualizing Professional Diaspora: International Medical Graduates in Canada. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 12(3). Available for download at:


Bourgeault, I.L., Parpia, R., & Atanackovic, J. (2010). Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program: Is it an answer to the growing demand for older adult care? Journal of Population Aging. 3(1-2), 83-102.

Bourgeault, I.L., Atanackovic, J., Rashid,, A. & Parpia, R., (2010) Relations between Immigrant Care Workers and Older Persons in Home and Long-Term Care Canadian Journal on Aging. 29(1), 1-10.

Bourgeault, I.L. (2010) The Canadian Live-In Caregiver Programme. World Migration Report, International Organization on Migration. p. 16.

Spencer, S., Martin, S., Bourgeault, I.L., & O’Shea, E., (2010) The Role of Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies: Report on Research Findings in the U.K., Ireland, the U.S. and Canada. IOM Migration Research Series No. 41. Available at:

Bourgeault, I.L. Neiterman, E., LeBrun, J., Viers, K., & Winkup, J., (2010) Brain Gain, Drain and Waste: The Experiences of IEHPs in Canada. Released Oct 2010 & available at:


Bourgeault, I.L. (2006) On the Move: The Migration of Health Care Providers in Canada. Final Report to SSHRC INE Skills Research Initiative (co-sponsored by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Industry Canada). Published through the Skills Research Initiative Working Paper Series – D-08.

Bourgeault, I.L. (2007) Brain Drain, Brain Gain and Brain Waste: Programs aimed at Integrating and Retaining the Best and the Brightest in Health Care. Special Issue of Canadian Issues/Thémes canadiens, Spring, 96-99.

Bourgeault, I.L. (2007) Health Care Brain Waste Needs Long Term Policy Solution. Special Issue of Embassy Newspaper on world health. (Invited). March 28th

Bourgeault, I.L. (2008) On the Move: The Migration of Health Care Providers into and out of Canada. In B. Singh Bolaria & H. Dickenson Health, Illness & Health Care in Canada. (pp. 76-98) (invited)

Bourgeault, I.L., & Wrede, S. (2008) Caring beyond borders: comparing the relationship between work and migration patterns in Canada and Finland. Special Issue of The Canadian Journal of Public Health on “Finding Dignity in Health Care and Health Care Work” edited by C. Benoit & H. Hallgrimsdottir. 99 (Supplement 2), S22-26.

Bourgeault, I.L., Atanackovic, J., Parpia, R., Denton, M., McHale, J., Winkup, J., Toombs, R. LeBrun, J., & Rashid, A. (2009) The Role of Immigrant Care Workers in an Aging Society: The Canadian Context and Experience. Available at

Neiterman, E. & Bourgeault, I., L. (2008) The Gender Dimensions of Canadian Policies and Programs for Integrating Internationally Educated Health-Care Professionals. Work in a Global Society Working Paper Series, 2008-1.