001. the Durango Herald's article "Bringing Compassion Back into Medicine" (2009-09-14), topically labeled "Green Medicine", by Bastyr naturopath Nancy Utter, states:
002. how compassionate and caring are Bastyr NDs? Compassionate and caring enough to totally misrepresent the scientific enterprise and not abide by the typical duty of "informed consent" that binds the physician-patient relationship:
002.a. naturopathy's misrepresentation of science:
002.b. not relating naturopathy's actual nonscientific position and therein violating informed consent:
003. this is quite a twisted version of compassion and care, in my view. It victimizes and exploits. It abuses the relationship between practitioner and trusting patient. It seems to me that NDs care much more about maintaining their sectarian, deceptive agenda than rationality, accuracy and patient autonomy.
004. Utter tells us at her own web page "Medicine by Naturopathic Physicians":
But, the scientific basis of the nonscientific is -- Utter nonsense [irresistible!].