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Anti-vaccination homeopath, Leiah Golden

Basic Details

Name:
Leiah Golden
Business:
Macedon Ranges Wholistic Health
Location:
Gisborne, VIC
Qualifications:
Homeopathy
Member
AROH 15-406

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

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description:
Leiah Golden using scare tactics and misinformation about vaccination to promote homeoprophylaxis as an effective alternative to vaccination.

Golden [quote]:
The issue of how we protect ourselves and our children against targeted infectious diseases (immunisation) is one of the most controversial in modern medicine.

Many orthodox health authorities believe that vaccination is the most successful public health intervention ever undertaken, and it is true that many thousands of lives have been saved by vaccination. It is also true that definitive studies of the long-term safety of vaccination either have never been undertaken or if they have, they have never been published. This means that the number of lives lost and long-term chronic illness caused as a result of vaccination has never been properly quantified.

Currently there are only two disease-specific methods of immunisation which have undergone published scientific research - vaccination and homeopathic immunisation, the correct term Homoeoprophylaxis (HP).

Despite over 200 years of clinical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of many successful homeopathic immunisation interventions against deadly outbreaks in different countries around the world it has sadly not yet been accepted by mainstream medical doctors in Australia.

However although some countries, such as our own, may not accept HP as an effective option for mass immunisation in many countries it is becoming increasingly popular and utilised in the millions, providing not only whole communities a greater chance of staying disease free but also creating a large amount of rigorous scientific research demonstrating HP's safety and effectiveness.

Talking to mainstream doctors can be quite disempowering and many paretns feel pressured and often bullied by certain doctors, even being called irresponsible parents just for inquiring into the possiblity of using a different immunisation option. However persuading patients through fear based stories and self formulated opinions is not our role as health care providers.

It is our job to honestly and caringly inform patients on the different options they have and the latest research available whilst providing support and expert guidance with their decision. I have many patients who choose to vaccinate their children and I have never tried to persuade them otherwise, because at the end of the day it is their child and their decision as they are the only one who will be left with the responsibility of their decision, not myself or the doctor.

Source: Golden, L 2017, Immunisation Options, Leiah Golden Homeopathy, VIC, viewed 12 March 2017, <http://www.leiahgolden.com/immunisation-options/>
description:
Leiah Golden promoting homeoprophylaxis while supporting an anti-vaccination campaign.

Golden [quote]:
''Very well said, and I think that a safe middle ground is Homoeoprophylaxis - safe, effective, proven''

shared material:
[image text] NO JAB, NO PLAY.
NO JAB, NO PAY.

From 1 Jan 2016, childcare and family payments will be denied to parents who don't vaccinate their children.

[shared source] Tony Abbott via Ura P Auckland

Source: Golden, L 2015, Facebook post, 13 April, viewed 9 June 2015, <profile no longer publicly available>
description:
Leiah Golden using scare tactics and misinformation about vaccination to promote homeoprophylaxis as an effective alternative to vaccination.

Golden [quote]:
''HOMEOPATHIC IMMUNISATION - A natural, low risk and effective option, read more to find out about one of my biggest loves…''

''The issue of how we protect ourselves and our children against targeted infectious diseases (immunisation) is one of the most controversial in modern medicine. Many orthodox health authorities believe that vaccination is the most successful public health intervention ever undertaken, and it is true that many thousands of lives have been saved by vaccination. It is also true that definitive studies of the long-term safety of vaccination either have never been undertaken or if they have, they have never been published. This means that the number of lives lost and long-term chronic illness caused as a result of vaccination has never been properly quantified.''

''If you wish to maximise protection against a targeted infectious disease then you need to use disease-specific protection. Whilst living in a way that maximises your general health such as good organic food, exercise, alternative health care plus taking herbs and supplements, we know that even very healthy people can contract infectious diseases.''

''Currently there are only two disease-specific methods of immunisation which have undergone published scientific research - vaccination and homoeoprophylaxis (homeopathic immunisation or HP). Talking to mainstream doctors can be quite dis-empowering for parents who are wanting to explore their options. Despite over 200 years of clinical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of many successful homeopathic immunisation interventions against deadly outbreaks in different countries around the world it has sadly not yet been accepted by mainstream medical doctors in Australia.''

''Therefore many parents feel pressured and often bullied by certain doctors, even being called irresponsible parents just for inquiring into the possiblity of using a different immunisation option. I don't believe this is fair to parents or a responsible manner for a health professional to act. At the end of the day we should only advise people of their options regarding their children as it is not the homeopath or the doctor or the government who must provide lifelong care for a child, it is only the parents, and therefore they must make the final decision and feel confident in their choice.''

'' "No parent can do better than seek out objective information based on appropriate research and analysis, and make an informed and considered decision" Dr Isaac Golden''

Source: Golden, L 2014, Facebook post, 21 August, viewed 12 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1463086213975602&set=a.1455222598095297.1073741828.100008227110616&type=3>
description:
Leiah Golden using scare tactics and misinformation about vaccination to promote homeoprophylaxis as an effective alternative to vaccination.

Golden [quote]:
''Hello here is some info to help you be better informed about choices regarding you, your baby or even a friends or relatives baby when thinking about immunisation.''

''After years of studying medicine one thing that I can safely say is don't just do what people tell you to do!! educate yourself first then make an informed decision xx''

linked material:
[title] ''Facts About Homoeopathic Immunisation''

[content] ''The issue of how we protect ourselves and our children against targeted infectious diseases (immunisation) is one of the most controversial in modern medicine. Many orthodox health authorities believe that vaccination is the most successful public health intervention ever undertaken, and it is true…''

[linked source] Dr Isaac Golden - World Authority on Homoeopathic Immunisation

Source: Golden, L 2014, Facebook post, 28 July, viewed 12 March 2017, <profile no longer publicly available>
description:
Leiah Golden promoting homeoprophylaxis.

Golden [quote]:
''hello all,,, so I said that I would join face book once I graduated from my degree and seeing as though I just graduated, Yay!!!!!! Im going to stick to my word and join.''

''Unfortunately I am purely joining just to get people excited about homeopathy and homeopathic immunisation and this will probably be the only thing I will ever talk about!! So… im going to have to apologise in advance as there will be no sexy beach shots, pouting selfies or yoga poses but there will be lots of exciting health stuff and anyone can ask me any questions they like!!''

''Dad (Dr Isaac Golden) and I joined on the same day with the help of the wonderful Shilpa Bhouraskar (the very busy and innovative homeopathic superstar) as a way to help inform parents, practitioners and anyone interested in using the most natural and safest means of healthcare and immunisation.''

''So im looking forward to making lots of friends who love to eat, live and love all things natural''

Source: Golden, L 2014, Facebook post, 25 July, viewed 12 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1450045818612975&id=100008227110616>

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:
Leiah Golden providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting an anti-vaccination campaign and stating that vaccines are dangerous.

Golden [quote]:
''Thank you so much to the wonderful organisers of today's Melbourne protest it was heart warming to see so many people coming together to support each other's beliefs and try to speak up against a government that does not always want to listen, admit to or deal with the sad and dangerous truth of many of its policies. I felt disappointed to all who say so much on social media and will argue their point to anyone who will listen yet do not step up when it is time to stand. I hope that at the next rally all of the people who would have liked to come today but didn't will actually make that effort and come. Changes are happening overseas, people like us are helping to remove dangerous vaccines from their vaccine schedules, there is no reason why we can't to. We just need the numbers''

Source: Golden, L 2015, Facebook post, 21 June, viewed 22 June 2015, <profile no longer publicly available>
description:
Leiah Golden providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting an anti-vaccination campaign.

linked material:
[image text] ''THERE HAS TO BE A CHOICE!''

[title] ''Minister Scott Morrison: Don't punish parents for making an informed choice about their children's health, all parents deserve to make an uncoerced…''

[linked source] Change.org

Source: Golden, L 2015, Facebook post, 27 April, viewed 22 June 2015, <profile no longer publicly available>
description:
Leiah Golden providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting an anti-vaccination campaign.

Golden [quote]:
''I dont usually go to rallies but this one is too important not too''

linked material:
[image text] FREEDOM OF CHOICE

[title] ''Peaceful Protest - Pro choice, Pro unity, Pro info! NO JAB, NO PAY? NO WAY!!''

[linked source] Elizabeth Jane

Source: Golden, L 2015, Facebook post, 24 April, viewed 22 June 2015, <profile no longer publicly available>
description:
Leiah Golden providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting an anti-vaccination campaign.

Golden [quote]:
''For consent to be legally valid, the following elements must be present:
⋅ It must be given by a person with a legal capacity, and of sufficient intellectual capacity to understand the implications of being vaccinated.
⋅ It must be given voluntarily in the absence of undue pressure, coercion or manipulation.
⋅ It must cover the specific procedure that is to be performed.
⋅ It can only be given after the potential risks and benefits of the relevant vaccine, risks of not having it and any alternative options have been explained to the individual
I think that this quote says it all, they are trying to break their own laws

linked:
[image text] ''THERE HAS TO BE A CHOICE!''

[title] ''Minister Scott Morrison: Don't punish parents for making an informed choice about their children's health, all parents deserve to make an uncoerced choice!-…''

[linked source] Change.org

Source: Golden, L 2015, Facebook post, 13 April, viewed 9 June 2015, <post no longer publicly available>
description:
Leiah Golden providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

shared material:
[content] ''Gardasil vaccine: Spain joins growing list of countries to file criminal complaints against manufacturer''

[shared source] Natural News

Source: Golden, L 2015, Facebook post, 13 April, viewed 12 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1595691860715036&id=100008227110616>
description:
Leiah Golden providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website and stating that vaccines are not safe.

Golden [quote]:
''I feel that if the government wants to make vaccination mandatory then they better start by making the vaccines safe!!''

shared material:
[content] ''Gardasil vaccine: Spain joins growing list of countries to file criminal complaints against manufacturer''

[shared source] Natural News

Source: Golden, L 2015, Facebook post, 13 April, viewed 12 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1595689147381974&id=100008227110616>
description:
Leiah Golden providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting the anti-vaccination conspiracy movie, Bought.

shared material:
[image text - promotional advert for the movie, Bought]

[title] ''Free Online Movie Viewing''

[content] New BOUGHT documentary reveals insidious truth behind Vaccines, GMO's & Big Pharma.''

[shared source] Bought movie website

Source: Golden, L 2015, Facebook post, 6 March, viewed 12 March 2017, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1573425696274986&id=100008227110616>
description:
Leiah Golden providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting an anti-vaccination campaign.

shared material:
[title] ''Prohibit any laws madating the force and requirement of vaccinations of any kind.''

[shared source] Whitehouse petitions

Source: Golden, L 2015, Facebook post, 6 March, viewed 9 June 2015, <profile no longer publicly available>