Saturday, November 28, 2015

2015 randi.org Video - Dr. Hall on Naturopathy's Innards

here, though 'of a certain kind of non-entertainment / academic-didactic style', is an important REFERENCE video:

001. in a video up at the James Randi Foundation account on YouTube, some things we're told by Dr. Hall, in "Lecture 6: Naturopathy and Herbal Medicines", which runs 44 very studious minutes (2015):
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"what they do that is different: spend more time with patients […] the one good thing on this list […] use unproven treatments and pretend they have proof, use disproven and fantastical treatments, disregard science in favor of anecdotes, try all combinations without any rationale for doing so, can't take care of patients who are really sick and need to be hospitalized, don't have knowledge or experience to recognize an emergency […]";
 
hear, hear.

"in integrative medicine clinics, sometimes naturopaths work alongside medical doctors […] I think this is direct violation of the AMA Code of Ethics [...] can MDs work with NDs? 'It is unethical to engage in or to aid and abet in treatment which has no scientific basis and is dangerous, is calculated to deceive the patient by giving false hope, or which may cause the patient to delay in seeking proper care' – AMA Code of Ethics […]";

hear, hear.
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