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Anti-vaccination homeopath, Patricia Hatherly

Basic Details

Name:
Patricia Hatherly
Business:
Amamusus Natural Therapies Centre
Location:
Kenmore Hills, QLD
Qualifications:
homeopathy; lactation consultant
Professional
  • President AHA QLD
  • Convenor 10th Australian Homoeopathic Medicine Conference (2016)
  • Committee member AHA QLD (over 20 years)
  • Professional member Australian Vaccination Network (2002-2012)
  • past President AHA National Council
  • past QLD Representative AHA National Council (over 6 years)
  • AHA Representative International Council for Homeopathy (2007-2014)
  • past Lecturer Southern Cross University
  • past Lecturer Sydney College of Homoeopathic Medicine
  • past Lecturer Endeavour College (Brisbane)
  • past Lecturer all colleges in Brisbane offering homeopathic subjects
  • Contributer to AVSN book, Vaccination Roulette
Member
  • AROH 00-075
  • AHA
  • ANPA
  • AVN Professional member from 2002 until 2012.

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

image: Hatherly advertised homeoprophylaxis in her professional member listing with the Australian Vaccination Network from Informed Choice (Vol 1. No. 2, 2003) right through until the last AVSN magazine, Living Wisdom (Issue 10, 2012)

Anti-vaccination

Evidence

Professional member of the Australian Vaccination Network from the beginning (2002) until the end (2012).

Excerpts from Hatherly's book, The Lacs: A Materia Medica & Repertory:

"Obesity (artifically fed infants consume 30,000 more calories than breastfed babies in the first 8 months). The obesity issue is, however, complicated by the fact that research conducted in the 70s demonstrated that the DPT vaccination interferes with insulin metabolism."

"However, if all does not go well during these first few years (and this is complicated by the destructiveness of vaccination) then the individual is confined to the shadow of Sycosis with the real possibility of the syphilitic miasm taking hold in the end stages of life causing a breakdown of the body and relegation to endure the Wheel of Karma and the journey begins again."

Hatherly, P n.d., The Lacs: A Materia Medica & Repertory, book preface [pdf], Patricia Hatherly, Kenmore Hills, Queensland, viewed 5 August 2016, <http://www.patriciahatherly.com/images/books/preface-lacs.pdf>