Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The 2000 UBCNM Clinic Manual That Misled My ND-Student Generation & Taught How to Mislead

here, I provide a link to a scan of the ND-program clinic manual for the ND school I attended, UBCNM.  Its contents include:

001. here's the document, from my archives:
click here for my public OCR;

001a. science:

the root "science" is in my OCR at least three times:

once as "Health Sciences Center" which is the building the naturopathy clinic is within and twice as "Health Sciences Building";

at UB, naturopathy is categorized as within a "Health Sciences Division", which was a principle reason I attended UB.  I though they were serious about their science contents. So there's the categorical label of science upon naturopathy.

001b. coded vitalism:

"C. principles of naturopathic medicine [...#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae. Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ability in the body which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery and to facilitate and augment this healing ability […] 7. incorporate the principles of naturopathic medicine into the counseling relationship and case management [...including] the healing power of nature"; 

as, as I often say, THAT'S ALL YOU GET.  Coded vitalism.  Yet, simultaneously at the school's online explanation of this principle HPN-VMN, you have the Dean of the school stating in "Six Guiding Principles: Guiding Principle # 1" [2014 archived]: "the healing power of nature, viz [sic.] medicatrix naturae: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process, to act to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery, and to support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment."  And therein, in my view, the clinic manual illustrates how naturopathy students are trained by way of a 'manipulative bifurcation'.  There's the true underneath which is science-ejected and science-exterior sectarian belief, and there's the stripped down incomplete representation that's preferred to further their activities without truly informed consent. 

001c. homeopathy:

the root "homeop" yields:

"Section II Clinical Proficiency Objectives and Clinical Competencies Primary Interns […] homeopathy […] naturopathic treatment modalities including [...] homeopathy […] all students are expected to use all modalities during their shifts. These include […] homeopathy […] students need to have at least 20 patient contacts and no more than 40 patient contacts in each of the basic naturopathic modalities which [...include] homeopathy […] learning objectives for primary clinicians […] to be able to formulate treatment plans using […] homeopathy […] clinical competencies […] principles of production and therapeutic use of […] homeopathic preparations […] do at least 4 of the following […] make a homeopathic remedy from mother pellets […] homeopathy: A. Demonstrate the ability to use homeopathy in 4 acute cases; B. Demonstrate the ability to use homeopathy in 6 chronic cases; C. Demonstrate the ability to repertorize 4 cases […] for direct entry Homeopathy FOC's the primary student clinician under the supervision of the homeopathy supervising physician/faculty, is responsible for assessing the patient according to the standard SOAP format. Then, if appropriate, she/he is responsible for repertorizing each case and presenting this to the supervising doctor for discussion and approval, prior to prescribing a remedy […] assessment [...] homeopathic […] each resident will be encouraged to develop advanced skills through research and practice in any of the following areas […] homeopathy”;

so much for that categorical science label!  I regard, by the way, making "a homeopathic remedy from mother pellets" to be figuratively speaking , 'patent witchcraft'.
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