Sunday, January 23, 2011

Career Misguidance: American Dental Education Association, Their ExploreHealthCareers.org, and a Misrepresentation of 'the Essentially Naturopathic'

here, I show how the American Dental Education Association [ADEA] promotes naturopathy's false claim of "scientific":

001. ADEA states:

001.a.  in "Our Mission" (saved 2011-01-23):

"ExploreHealthCareers.org is [...] designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers [...] helping more of today's students become the health professionals of tomorrow [...] ExploreHealthCareers.org gives students a reliable, and comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions."

Note: oh boy.  So, ADEA's claim is that their content is for professional career guidance, and is reliable, up-to-date and comprehensive.  I disagree, specifically regarding ADEA's representation of naturopathy.

001.b. in "Management Team" [saved 2011-01-23]:

"American Dental Education Association [...] Sue Sandmeyer [...] co-principal investigator [...] Jeanne Sinkford [...] co-principal investigator [...] Henryne Green Tobias [...] project director."

Note: their page "Partners" does not list any naturopathic organizations.

001.c. in "Naturopathic Doctor" [vsc 2011-01-23]:

"naturopathic medicine is based upon six fundamental principles: [#1] the healing power of nature - trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself [coded vitalism...#5] treat the whole person - view the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions [supernaturalism...] naturopathic physicians collaborate with all other branches of medical science [...] you can download, save and print a PDF of this career profile [ ...] source: www.naturopathic.org."

Note: there's your trouble, the source!  The SOLE and SINGLE source for this description is the AANP. So much for being comprehensive, or even accurate. It is a fact that naturopathy is based on the science-ejected and science-exterior [the vitalistic, the supernatural, and kind].  Since when is a branch of science not even on the tree?  Naturopathy. This is very sad career misguidance.  An educational entity miseducating.

Addendum [2011-01-29]: the AANMC -- the North American AANP-type school consortia  -- is so pleased with this description that they also have the entry up on their site, and they've added links.
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