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Anti-vaccination homeopath, Carolyn Graham

Basic Details

Name:
Carolyn Graham
Business:
Noosa Homoeopathic
Location:
Noosa Heads, QLD
Qualifications:
Homeopathy
Professional
Advertising Coordinator AHA
Member
AROH 07-866; AHA

AROH - Code of Professional Conduct

The following list contains excerpts from AROH's Code of Professional Conduct. In my opinion, the Code does not permit its Registrants to publicly comment on health-related matters when relying on non-valid sources e.g. pseudoscientific and/or conspiracy websites, nor does it permit the use of scare articles and/or images to emotionally manipulate patients and the public.

  • 1. Provide Safe, Ethical and Competent Health Care
    • 1.2 Without limiting or derogating from 1.1 above, Registrants shall fulfill their duty of care toward patients and must:
      • apply their professional capacity as a practitioner to improve the health and well-being of their patients, and attempt to minimise physical or emotional harm
      • interact with patients (and related parties), diligently, honestly, fairly, and in good faith, subject to confidentiality considerations, bearing in mind the patient's position of dependence and the high degree of trust a patient places in the Registrant;
  • 3. Support (present and potential) Patients to Make Informed Decisions
    Registrants shall provide patients with reliable information and professional opinions, and must not conduct their practice, or the advertising thereof, in a way that might reasonably be expected to mislead or deceive a person, as to the nature and identity of the provider, or as to the nature or quality of the services offered.
  • 5. Place the Welfare of Patients above Self-Interest
    In relation to clinical practice and the advertising thereof, the welfare of patients, students, research subjects and the public shall take precedence over a practitioner's self-interest and the interests of employees and colleagues, in accordance with normal consulting practice.
    In particular, Registrants shall refrain from:
    • exploiting patients financially, or misinforming them in relation to health care products or services. When providing advice in a professional capacity, Homoeopaths shall be honest, and explain the advantages and disadvantages, so that the patient can make an informed choice.
    • attempting to dissuade patients from seeking or continuing treatment with a registered medical practitioner, unless on substantial grounds,…
  • 10. Maintain Professional Integrity and Personal Conduct
    Registrants shall at all times conduct their practice, communications and affairs in a courteous, dignified and responsible manner consistent with this Code and the AROH Standards of Practice and so as not to bring the Homoeopathic medical profession into disrepute.
    In particular Registrants must:
    • identify themselves by name, in any communications concerned with their practice or other health related matters,
    • avoid offensive, provocative or misleading statements, publications or conduct
Let me repeat that very last point again:
Registrants must avoid offensive, provocative or misleading statements, publications or conduct.

Anti-vaccination

The evidence presented here shows this practitioner: NOTE: all evidence was available to be viewed by the public at time of capture.

Evidence

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description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate and perpetuating the debunked vaccine-autism link, posting an article from an anti-vaccination activist.

Graham [quote]:
"Anna Rayner, a homoeopath in London, Uk, talks about her study on the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder with homoeopathy. She gives several case studies with their results."

linked material:
[title] "Homeopathic Detox of Childhood Vaccinations - Results from Preliminary Study - Anna Rayner"

[content] "In September 2014 I advertised for volunteers to take part in a trial of homeopathic detox of childhood vaccinations. Here are the results. Design This is a…"

[linked source] Anna Rayner

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2015, Facebook post, 26 October, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/991512970908802>
description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting a newsletter from an anti-vaccination conspiracy activist, Judy Wilyman.

Graham [quote]:
"Australia has a lack of awareness about what is going on in the rest of the world regarding vaccinations."

linked material:
[title] "Newsletter 77 Coercive Vaccination Policies in Australia"

[linked source] Judy Wilyman

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2015, Facebook post, 24 August, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/960257264034373>
description:
Carolyn Graham contributing to the vaccination scare campaign.

Graham [quote]:
"The Vaccination Ammendment [sic] Bill, Queensland, for your information."

linked material:
[redacted: link to website]

[linked source] Queensland government

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2015, Facebook post, 19 August, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/957498577643575>
description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate.

Graham [quote]:
"Japan has now stopped recommending this vaccine be given to teenage girls, and European countries are conducting further investigations into possible links with a rare heart condition. It would seem blindingly obvious that further research is needed."

linked material:
[title] "'Tens of thousands' of teenage girls fall ill after routine HPV jab"

[content] "Thousands of teenage girls, including Katie Green (pictured), now 20, have suffered serious illness after being vaccinated against cervical cancer."

[linked source] dailymail.co.uk

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2015, Facebook post, 17 August, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/956635694396530>
description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

Graham [quote]:
"It's not a word that I use often, but I am completely discombobulated"

linked material:
[title] "CDC Tells Mothers to Delay Breastfeeding so that Vaccines Will Work Better"

[content] "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared that mothers should delay vital, immune-boosting breastfeeding to boost vaccine efficacy…"

[linked source] Natural Society

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2015, Facebook post, 27 July, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/946767185383381>
description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate.

Graham [quote]:
"More research on the effectiveness of the current acellular Pertussis vaccine, and how it may be leading to an increase in the number of whooping cough cases, as opposed to protecting against it."

linked material:
[title] "Whooping cough increase related to current vaccine"

[content] "The move to an artificially created vaccine for whooping cough is behind an increase in cases of the deadly virus in the US, a new study suggest."

[linked source] abc.net.au

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2015, Facebook post, 28 April, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/900318650028235>
description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

Graham [quote]:
"More on the vaccine debate."

linked material:
[title] "Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students"

[content] "Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students"

[linked source] Natural News

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2014, Facebook post, 20 December, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/827848820608552>
description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

Graham [quote]:
"Revelations about Gardasil from a former Merck doctor:"

linked material:
[title] "Gardasil will be the biggest scandal in medical history"

[content] "Former Merck doctor predicts that Gardasil will be the biggest medical scandal in medical history. The former Merck doctor, French Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, was interviewed for the magazine Principe de Santé (Health Principles) in April this year, and in that…"

[linked source] HPV Vaccine Info

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2014, Facebook post, 7 October, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/787138784679556>
description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

Graham [quote]:
"Further vaccine research."

linked material:
[title] "Whooping Cough Vaccine Does Not Work - Says US FDA's Research"

[content] "CHS reports here on new research from the US Federal Drug Administration which the researchers…"

[linked source] Child Health Safety

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2014, Facebook post, 16 June, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/727546917305410>
description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

Graham [quote]:
"Some important things to say about vaccine overload, and how it might be avoided by being more selective in how and when vaccines are administered."

linked material:
[title] "Vaccine-induced immune overload now affects majority of US children, study finds"

[content] "Vaccine-induced immune overload now affects majority of US children, study finds"

[linked source] Natural News

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2014, Facebook post, 2 June, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/719222761471159>
description:
Carolyn Graham providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

Graham [quote]:
"Some fascinating information from Dr. Mercola on infant gut health, and how you can either enhance or damage it. With the onslaught of more and more ASD-type conditions affecting infants and children, the relationship to gut flora cannot be ignored."

linked material:
[title] "4 Dangers to Infants You Need to Be Aware Of"

[content] "Flame retardant chemicals, vitamin D deficiency, and poor gut health are some of the commonly overlooked infant dangers."

[linked source] Mercola

Source: Noosa-Homoeopathic 2013, Facebook post, 11 September, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/noosahomeopathic/posts/579610168765753>