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Anti-vaccination homeopath, Lisa Carter

Basic Details

Name:
Lisa Carter
Business:
Lisa Carter Homeopathy
Location:
Maroubra, NSW
Qualifications:
Homeopathy; Nursing
Professional
College Liaison & Mentoring AHA NSW (2011/12)
Member
  • AROH 05-705
  • AHA
  • AHPRA NMW0002025272

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (AHPRA)

  1. Position statement on nurses, midwives and vaccination (October 2016)
  2. NMBA position clear, we will take action on anti-vaccinatino promoters (20 October 2016)

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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Carter [quote]:
"Homeoprophylaxis is a safe and effective alternative to vaccination. Would you like to find out more?"
Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2010, Facebook post, 27 April, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=117096941648578&id=388522654465>

Special Mention

Lisa Carter actively dissuading a person from vaccinating their children

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Commenter: "cool, I don't think is the doctors that makes us get vaccinated its the government, isn't it???"

Carter: "Ju, it's the pharmaceutical companies. Dr's and government are in bed with them. Money talks. There's lots of info out there just do your reading and then you're in a position to confidently say NO. If you choose to vaccinate, you are still in a position to choose which diseases and at what age. Don't be bullied by childcare, media or Dr's. You still get family allowance and the kids still go to daycare/school, you just need to sign a "Conscientious Objector" form, you get this from your GP. Let me know if you want more info and I'll send you some links x"

Commenter: "Thats nuts hey, money sucks! They should give information to parents to choose more not to just go and do it!!!… [son] just had his 1 yr vacc, he stars day care soon, but I will be ready properly what are the next shots and decide if it is necessary really… I don't think chicken pox is necessary. [daughter] had it but its too much hey. I will ready more about the next one thankssss Doc Lisa Carter Lve ya xxxx"

Carter: "Chicken pox is absolutely not necessary. The best defense against chicken pox later in life is not vaccination but to get chicken pox. Its not deadly to contract this as a child and to contract it gives you total immunity for life. Vaccination does not"

Carter: "The immune system naturally becomes stronger by coming into contact with diseases. It's my belief and many others that the immune system is compromised by vaccinations. If you look at medical graphs there was already a sharp decline of diseases like polio, measles and smallpox before vaccination was introduced. This was due to our increased awareness about nutrition, sanitation and clean water"

Carter: "The incidence of whooping cough has increased since vaccination was introduced. Sweden has the lowest incidence of whooping cough and they don't vaccinate for it."

Commenter: "Thank you… this helps a lot xxx"

Carter: "Don't be bullied, don't be fooled. Do the reading and make up your own mind."

Commenter: "yes I will. I don't think my kids needs anymore of this stuff, its too much and I never hear of anyone getting sick with those diseases around us anyway, its a little over the top… maybe if there was an epidemic!!!??"

Carter: "And the vast majority of reported whooping cough cases in this country is amongst vaccinated kids - go figure"

Commenter: "I wonder why the people who is actually researching the stuff don't tell all to the world or the odds are just not enough to justify the risks?"

Commenter: "I wonder, why the government doesn't worry a bit more about the figures."

Carter: "You need to look at who funds the majority of the research - pharmaceutical companies. It's a multi billion dollar industry"

Carter: "It's because the research is funded by the pharmaceutical companies"

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2011, Facebook post, 7 December, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=102964983155767&id=388522654465>

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:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate and perpetuating the debunked vaccine-autism link, posting an article from a conspiracy news website.

Carter [quote]:
"An Italian Court has ruled that a six-in-one hexavalent vaccine manufactured by GlaxcoSmithKline caused permanent harm, in the form of autism and brain damage, to a young boy and has awarded compensation."
[redacted: link to article]

linked material:
[title] "Italian Court Rules Mercury And Aluminum In Vaccines Cause Autism: US Media Continues Total…"

[linked source] Republic Broadcasting

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2016, Facebook post, 1 April, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154823646904466&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting a petition by an anti-vaccination conspiracy activist.

Carter [quote]:
"No matter what your stance on vaccination, the new "No jab, no pay" policy is a frightening step toward a state where our government has the right to dictate what is put into our children's and our bodies. There is also the issue of medical consent, which can not be coerced. Financial incentives or deterrents = coercion.
Please sign this petition if you believe we deserve the right to transparency and to choice."
[redacted: link to petition]

linked material:
[image text]
"Dr. Boyd Haley
Toxicologist
Retired Professor of Chemistry
University of Kentucky

"A single vaccine given to a six-pound newborn is""

[title] "No Jab No Pay Decision Makers, Australian Federal Government: Australian Government and Decision…"

[linked source] change.org

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2015, Facebook post, 15 December, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154484675984466&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate.

Carter [quote]:
"If anyone is interested in making a submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the No Jab No Play Policy here is the link:"
[redacted: link to website]

linked material:
[title] "Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015 - Parliament of Australia"

[content] "Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015"

[linked source] aph.gov.au

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2015, Facebook post, 19 September, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154275831389466&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate and perpetuating the debunked vaccine-autism link, sharing an article from a health conspiracy website.

shared material:
[title] "CDC Director of Immunization Safety Admits Bias and Withholding Data Linking Vaccines to Autism…"

[content] "In what is quickly becoming one of the largest news stories in our lifetime, things are just getting worse for the CDC and their cover-up of data linking"

[shared source] Health Impact News

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2014, Facebook post, 4 September, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153152572274466&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate and perpetuating the debunked vaccine-autism link, sharing an article by an anti-vaccination conspiracy activist.

shared material:
[title] "Fraud at the CDC uncovered, 340% increased risk of autism hidden from public"

[content] "A top researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a key role in helping uncover data manipulation by the CDC. This fraud obscured…"

[shared source] ireport.cnn.com [Ed note: ireport is user-generated content]

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2014, Facebook post, 27 August, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153129838909466&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate.

Carter [quote]:
"Wonderful unbiased debate on the pros and potential cons of vaccination, particularly mandatory, one side [sic] fits all vaccination."

linked material:
[title] "VACCINE DEBATE: 'One Size Fits All' Is Not The Way To Handle Vaccines."

[content] "Awesome debate on vaccines and the future of them. Vaccines are vials of blood, with small amounts of…"

[linked source] minds.com via Alternative World News

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2013, Facebook post, 30 December, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152493203754466&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate and perpetuating the debunked vaccine-autism link, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

Carter [quote]:
"It's disgraceful that the mainstream media does not make this information public so parents can make an informed decision regarding vaccination."

linked material:
[title] "Breaking: Courts discreetly confirm MMR vaccine causes autism"

[content] "Breaking: Courts discreetly confirm MMR vaccine causes autism"

[linked source] Natural News

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2013, Facebook post, 16 October, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152279921284466&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting an anti-vaccination petition created by disgraced anti-vaccination conspiracy activist, Meryl Dorey.

Carter [quote]:
"Help protect our right to choose - whether you decide to vaccinate or not, it is our human and medical right to make our own choices. Making vaccinations compulsory and forcibly injecting substances that have the potential to cause harm would be a gross violation of these rights."

linked material:
[title] "Stop the vilification of parents whose children have been injured or killed by vaccines"

[content] "The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney Australia and the other Australian papers owned by News Ltd, have started a campaign to force the government to…"

[linked source] avaaz.org

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2013, Facebook post, 23 May, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151931742159466&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate and perpetuating the debunked vaccine-autism link, sharing an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

shared material:
[image text] "Did You Know?

  • The CDC recommends the flu shot to pregnant women
  • Safety studies have not been done on the effect of flu shots during pregnancy, breast feeding or it's impact on fetal health
  • Flu shots still contain thimerosal, thimerosal is 49.6% mercury
  • Mercury kills brain neurons
  • 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism
www.thinkingmomsREVOLUTION.com

Please LIKE & SHARE"

[content] "If you love someone who is pregnant, planning on having children or is breastfeeding, please SHARE this!"

[redacted: link to website]

[shared source] The Thinking Moms' Revolution

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2013, Facebook post, 25 February, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=564234450268004&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

Carter [quote]:
"Think carefully people"

shared material:
[image text]
"The next time you're thinking of getting a flu shot,
read the product insert carefully. You'll find some
pretty unsettling statements. They tell you themselves,
in very small writing, that "There have been no
controlled clinical trials demonstrating a decrease in
influenza after vaccination…" and that "this vaccine
has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or
mutagenic potential.""

"This is basically telling you, in purposefully confusing
language, that no scientific data exists showing that
the flu shot protects you from getting the flu, AND
that no science is available proving it won't give you
cancer. The insert will also give you a list or reported
side effects, which should be a great cause for alarm."

[content - redacted link to website]

[shared source] Vaccination Information Network (VINE)

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2013, Facebook post, 8 February, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=515053841866277&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

Carter [quote]:
"An article that all parents must read:"
[redacted: link to article]

linked material:
[title] "The Healthiest Children In The Future Will Be Unvaccinated - By Dave Mihalovic, Naturopathic Doctor."

[content] "Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment"

[linked source] The Refusers

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2011, Facebook post, 10 December, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=303252936375885&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

Carter [quote]:
"Check out some interesting information on disease mortality rates and vaccinations. These graphs show how mortality rates were steadily decreasing prior to vaccines being introduced. Food for though…"
[redacted: link to article]

linked material:
[title] "Vaccines Did Not Save Us - 2 Centuries of Official Statistics"

[content] "Download or view this article as a .pdf file This is the data the drug industry do not want you to see. Here 2 centuries of UK, USA and Australian official…"

[linked source] Child Health Safety

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2011, Facebook post, 7 December, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=102964983155767&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate and perpetuating the debunked vaccine-autism link, posting an article by an anti-vaccination homeopath.

Carter [quote]:
"New study shows vaccine causes brain changes found in Autism:"
[redacted: link to article]

linked material:
[title] "Homeopathy Plus"

[content] "We are the only animal on earth that actually makes our offspring sick in the hopes that it will make them better! Who are we kidding!"
[redacted: link to website]

[linked source] Homeopathy Plus | Fran Sheffield

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2010, Facebook post, 19 July, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=139124309450491&id=388522654465>
description:
Lisa Carter providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article by an anti-vaccination conspiracy activist.

Carter [quote]:
"Some interesting quotes regarding vaccines from medical practitioners and the former Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the US Federal Drug Admin."
[redacted: link to article]

linked material:
[title] "Vaccine Quotes - Vaccine Choice - Health Information"

[linked source] Dr. Mayer Eisenstein

Source: Lisa Carter Homeopathy 2010, Facebook post, 11 May, viewed 11 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=120578897969599&id=388522654465>