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Anti-vaccination homeopath, Rose Meinzer

Basic Details

Name:
Rose Meinzer
Business:
Total Family Wellness
Location:
Perth, WA
Qualifications:
Homeopathy
Professional
  • Committee member AHA WA

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

screenshottext
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from a conspiracy news website.

shared material:
[title] "The Top 6 Reasons Why Parents Are Choosing Not To Vaccinate Their Kids"

[content] "More and more parents around the globe are choosing to opt out of vaccinating themselves and their children. As a result of this trend that's been gaining more…"

[shared source] Collective Evolution

Source: Total Family Wellness 2015, Facebook post, 7 December, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/totalfamilywellness/posts/499535340216310>
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from a health conspiracy website.

shared material:
[title] "Who is more corrupt - media, government, pharma or the so-called experts?"

[content] "When a former health professional sees the light, we spend the rest of our lives wishing we didn't, that it…"
[redacted: link to website]

[shared source] Chrysalis Integrated Health

Source: Total Family Wellness 2015, Facebook post, 13 November, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/totalfamilywellness/posts/492651607571350>
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate by perpetuating the debunked vaccine-autism link and promoting the anti-vaccination conspiracy movie, "The Greater Good", on her business Facebook page.

Meinzer [quote]:
"There is an alarming increase in the number of children affected by autism.
Watch this short but heart-wrenching video and hear from just a few mom's affected. I would love to hear your thoughts on this."

linked material:
[title] "Vaccine Beat 1: Autism and The Thinking Moms' Revolution"

[content] "THE GREATER GOOD may be the most important vaccine film ever made. Finally, we hear the stories of families adversely affected by vaccines told in a compelling and compassionate way. Using film as a medium for social change, THE…"

[linked source] The Greater Good Movie

Source: Meinzer, R 2014, Facebook post, 29 May, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/totalfamilywellness/posts/10152479808707658>
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

linked material:
[redacted: link to article at vactruth.com]

Source: Meinzer, R 2012, Facebook post, 17 April, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rosemeinzer/posts/210630099048338>
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

Meinzer [quote]:
"It is a common myth perpetuated by both the entrenched system of monopolistic medicine and the mainstream media that unvaccinated children are the social scourge responsible for triggering outbreaks of rare diseases like pertussis (whooping…"

shared material:
[image text]
"Whooping Cough Outbreaks
BEING TRIGGERED BY
VACCINATED
CHILDREN"

[shared source] Healthy Holistic Living

Source: Meinzer, R 2014, Pinterest post, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://au.pinterest.com/pin/509821620289161171/>

Cancer Quackery

Evidence

screenshottext
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation about cancer, posting an article that claims mammograms cause breast cancer and that we should instead be relying on thermography for cancer detection.

[Ed note: TGA Safety Alert - Breast screening devices]

shared material:
[image text:] "Don't Do This" [image of mammogram]; "Do THIS Instead!" [image of thermography]

[title] "When Your Doctor Suggests Regular Mammograms, This is What You NEED to Say Back"

[content] "Mammograms cause breast cancer. Period. So mammograms are not health for…"

[shared source] Healthy Cures

Source: Meinzer, R 2016, Facebook post, 10 May, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rosemeinzer/posts/10154185673687658>
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation about cancer, promoting the cancer conspiracy movie, The Truth About Cancer.

Meinzer [quote]:
"Really looking forward to watching this. So Exciting to see awareness spreading."

linked material:
[image text]
"THE TRUTH ABOUT CANCER:
A GLOBAL QUEST
WATCH FOR FREE"

[title] "Now Playing: The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest 9 part docu-series."

[content] "Watch the most anticipated event of the year right here for free. 131 doctors, scientists, and survivors share their secrets to preventing, treating and healing…"

[linked source] The Truth About Cancer

Source: Meinzer, R 2016, Facebook post, 2 April, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rosemeinzer/posts/10154093687952658>
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation about cancer.

shared material:
[title] "What If Everything Your Doctors Told You About Breast Cancer Was Wrong?"

[content] "For years, scientists have known that mammograms are largely ineffective. Why can't we get the message across?"

[shared source] Mother Jones

Source: Meinzer, R 2016, Facebook post, 5 January, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rosemeinzer/posts/10153864961462658>
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation about cancer to encourage patients to use potentially dangerous laetrile/B17 as a self-treatment for cancer.

[Ed note: Laetrile is a TGA regulated substance for therapeutic use.]

Meinzer [quote]:
"Very interesting!"

shared material:
[image text:] "The Science & Politics of Cancer: Vitamin B-17 Cover Up
Vitamin B17 is called the anti-cancer vitamin; It kills cancer cells, strengthens the immune system & prevents cancer cells developing in the future."

[title] "Tamara's Tip of the Day:"

[content] "I ate 15 Apricot Kernels per day when I had Cancer, along with a combination of other alternative protocols. I used to grind the kernels in a coffee grinder and put them in unsweetened apple sauce to make them palatable. Apricot kernels have a highest concentration of amygdalin, which converts to hydrogen cyanide and targets only the cancer cells within the body."
[redacted: link to website]

[shared source] Alternative Health Solutions

Source: Total Family Wellness 2014, Facebook post, 22 June, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/totalfamilywellness/posts/293043300865516>
description:
Rose Meinzer providing misinformation about cancer to encourage self-treatment of cancer, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

Meinzer [quote]:
"Very interesting!"

linked/shared material:
[title] "How I Healed My Mother's Skin Cancer At Home"

[content] "For the last 3 years, my mother has been suffering with a type of skin cancer called Basal Cell Carcinoma. This is the less aggressive form of skin cancer, deemed as non-life threatening by the medical industry, in contrast to the more malignant form…"
[redacted: link to website]

[linked source] Collective Evolution

Source: Total Family Wellness 2014, Facebook post, 26 March, viewed 5 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/totalfamilywellness/posts/10152339583527658>