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Anti-vaccination homeopath, Carolyn Smith

Basic Details

Name:
Carolyn Smith
Business:
Essential Homeopathics
Location:
Deagon, QLD
Qualifications:
Homeopathy
Member
AROH 05-703

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.

Promoting Homeoprophylaxis

Business website:
Excerpt from Services page, ''Homeoprophylaxis - infants, elderly, travelling. A non-toxic, well-proven alternative to pharmaceutical vaccination'', with link to separate page about homeoprophylaxis.

Excerpt from About Me page, ''Areas of particular interest: Homeoprophylaxis''.

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 Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, recommending notorious anti-vaccination campaigners' websites for information on vaccination.

Links include:
Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (formerly AVN)
Dr Sherri Tenpenny
Judy Wilyman
Dr Russell Blaylock
Natural News

Source: Smith, C 2017, Homeoprophylaxis, Carolyn Smith Essential Homeopathics, Deagon, viewed 10 March 2017, <http://www.essentialhomeopathics.com/homeoprophylaxis/>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an anti-vaccination post that contains 73 links to anti-vaccination material.

shared material:
[image text] So You Want To Hear It From A Doctor?
Doctors explain clearly why vaccines are not safe…
[list of 48 doctors - redacted]
Vaccine Injury… is not as rare as you think!

[content - redacted] post contains dozens of links to anti-vaccination material

[shared source] Alex Steblowsky

Source: Smith, C 2016, Facebook post, 24 May, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10209736229866638>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an anti-vaccination petition.

shared material:
[image text] ''Stop No Jab, No Play''

[content] ''It is important that we maintain and re-establish our right to choice. Our right to refuse vaccination. Vaccines come with a risk of injury and death, and there's no liability for the medical doctors or the pharmaceutical companies. In this situation it should definitely be a choice. Federal Member…''

[linked/shared source] change.org

Source: Smith, C 2015, Facebook post, 29 August, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10207747114820005>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

shared material:
[title] ''200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate…''

[content] '' The evidence against vaccine safety and effectiveness is massive. Here is a 300+ page research download of National Library of Medicine abstracts showing there are over 200 adverse effects of the vaccines in the CDC schedule, including death.''

[linked/shared source] GreenMedInfo

Source: Smith, C 2015, Facebook post, 12 June, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10207097705225171>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article by a notorious anti-vaccination campaigner.

shared material:
[image text] ''If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. Thomas Jefferson''

[title] ''World Governments Adopt the 'Vaccinate Your Child or Else' Policy''

[shared source] The Liberty Beacon

Source: Smith, C 2015, Facebook post, 31 May, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10207010324800715>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy organisation.

shared material:
[image text] ''When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. P.J. O'Rourke''

[content] ''To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is not the question… Vaccination is not immunization.''

[shared source] National Vaccine Information Center

Source: Smith, C 2015, Facebook post, 20 May, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10206894171736961>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an anti-vaccination post.

shared material:
[image text] ''If you believe the State has the "right" to forcibly vaccinate our children, you need to read the Nuremberg Code.
Now; ask yourself. Why do you think this Code was written?''

[content] ''From Jenni Tree - I don't seem able to send this to the Friends of Homeopathy AU site. But this is for all my Aussie friends. Can you send it to your government?''

''Nuremberg Code - The ten points are from the United States National Institute of Health.''

[shared source] 4 Homeopathy Australasia

Source: Smith, C 2015, Facebook post, 17 April, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10206643853439160>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

shared material:
[content] ''Dr. Suzanne Humphries is a practicing nephrologist (kidney physician). In this lecture, she addresses a study in Croatia where a child who was vaccinated with the MMR vaccine was tested positive for the measles vaccine strain Schwarz eight days after vaccination. This was a significant finding…

[shared source] Vaccine Impact

Source: Smith, C 2015, Facebook post, 13 February, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10206099345266796>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

shared material:
[content] ''I recently did an interview which was aired on NBC Phoenix. I was asked my opinion on vaccinations in response to the current measles outbreaks that have occurred at Disneyland in California. My reply has generated quite a bit of anger in thousands of people. There has also been a tremendous amount…''

[shared source] Vaccine Impact

Source: Smith, C 2015, Facebook post, 30 January, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10205996604058330>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an online anti-vaccination petition.

shared material:
[content] ''Our constitution protects the Australian people from forced medication from any Government. Our forefathers recognised this as an important basic right. Do you believe that this is a right worth protecting? All medical procedures, which include vaccinations, come with both risks and benefits. Vaccin…''

[shared source] AVAAZ

Source: Smith, C 2014, Facebook post, 2 July, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10204319475731170>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

linked/shared material:
[content] ''The parent autism community is buzzing with excitement over a ruling by a British judge clearing Dr. Andrew Wakefield's colleague and co-author of all charges against him that arose from a study of the…''

[shared source] Generation Rescue

Source: Smith, C 2014, Facebook post, 29 May, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10204067333987784>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

linked material:
[title] ''The Gardasil Cervarix HPV Vaccine Survey - Hormones Matter''

[content] ''If you or your daughter were given either the Gardasil or Cervarix HPV vaccine, please take this important survey about side-effects and adverse events.''

[linked source] Hormones Matter

Source: Smith, C 2014, Facebook post, 28 May, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10204057874151294>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing a post from an anti-vaccination conspiracy group.

shared material:
[image text] ''Science is only a man made truth-seeking
tool. It is fallible. It is a statistical
probabilistic mathematical model. It has
limitations. Wielded for profit-truth can
become lost. Scientific methods, design
and analyses can just as soon hide the truth
as they can discover truth, or create truth
de-novo. Science cannot replace the tools
of common sense and observation we all
have. You do not need statistical
probabilistic mathematical models wielded
by experts, to deny what you can see with
your very own eyes.''

[shared source] RAGE Against The Vaccines

Source: Smith, C 2014, Facebook post, 24 May, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10204023444770581>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

Smith [quote]:
''absolutely brilliant article & pertinent to here in Australia.''

linked material:
[image text] ''Hands off our exemptions.''

[content] ''I am generally a nice person. As long as someone or something does not infringe upon my rights as a parent or individual I try to stay out of it. And that's e…''

[linked source] Dr. Tenpenny on Vaccines and Current Events

Source: Smith, C 2014, Facebook post, 27 March, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10203592854366090>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an online anti-vaccination petition.

shared material:
[title] ''Lift the ban shielding drug companies from lawsuits for vaccine-related injuries or…''

[content] ''It is estimated that every year, one hundred twenty thousand to over one million children in America…''

[shared source] The Petition Site

Source: Smith, C 2013, Facebook post, 16 June, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10201505977835481>
description:
Carolyn Smith providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an online anti-vaccination petition from an anti-vaccination conspiracy group.

shared material:
[image text] ''Welcome to the World!
- the world of vaccination.
[redacted - list of vaccines given to children]
Oh, & because you live in NSW, you will be banned from child care centres
unless you have every single one! Welcome to the 'Lucky Country'!''

[title] ''COMPULSORY VACCINATION INTRODUCED IN NSW''

[content] ''The NSW Government has now passed legislation which allows direct discrimination against non-vaccined children (notice this has nothing to do with immunity) which means a parent must purchase a product, have it injected into their child and accept the many possible risks - or be discrimated against.''

''The child does not need to become immune to the disease for which they received the vaccination. They just need the vaccination, which will make pharmaceutical companies billions in profits.''

''Well-meaning, misguided people like Mia Freedman from website Mama Mia believe the 'facts', as presented by those who profit from vaccination and has used her influence to convince concerned parents around Australia to give up their healthcare freedom. Similarly, The Telegraph newspaper (not well meaning at all as they take big Pharma kickbacks) has convinced a government to change legislation on the basis of a petition with less than 5,000 signatures.''

''We encourage every parent to investigate the history of vaccination for themselves… including, how in 1900, the Encyclopedia Britannica was bought by the Rockefeller/J.P. Morgan syndicate and all derogatory references to vaccination were removed.''

''Forced vaccination is not the sign of a thriving democracy but rather a system of government edging towards dictatorial control of its people.''

''SIGN OUR PETITION to tell governments that they have no right to determine the course of a child's health by legislating compulsory vaccination.''

[shared source]i change.org via SOME Doctors Are Dangerous

Source: Smith, C 2013, Facebook post, 30 May, viewed 10 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.s.homeopathics/posts/10201386650012360>