Anti-vaccine chiropractors 72 | reasonable hank

journalist Brian Deer →Anti-vaccine chiropractors 72Posted on June 12, 2017 by reasonable hankGiven the attention that has been garnered by Australian chiropractic, in recent years, it is surprising that some chiropractors still flout the professional codes and guidelines of the Chiropractic Board of Australia, as well as the recurrent warnings the CBA sends out.On August 8 2013, the Chiropractic Board of Australia sent a strong warning to Australian chiropractors that it would no longer tolerate anti-vaccination and other misinformation in the profession.On March 7 2016, the Chiropractic Board of Australia sent a strong warning to Australian chiropractors that it would no longer tolerate anti-vaccination and other misinformation in the profession.Ivo Ahlquist is a registered chiropractor who runs a business called Moruya Chiro and Wellness, in New South Wales. Ahlquist is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia:Photo credit: Moruya Chiro and Wellness On March 22 2017, Ahlquist publicly took over the Moruya business:On June 12 2017, Ahlquist posted this anti-vaccination article on his business Facebook page:On March 31 2017, Ahlquist posted this promotion of demonstrable anti-vaccination fraud and liar, the thoroughly discredited and disreputable Andrew Wakefield:On April 25 2017, Ahlquist posted this banned time-limited offer on his business Facebook page:The following addenda contain excerpts from the Chiropractic Board of Australia’s codes, guidelines, and social media policy from which the reader may wish to choose when lodging any complaint about Ivo Ahlquist and Moruya Chiro and Wellness.Thanks for reading._____________________________________Addendum 1Code of conduct for chiropractors.1.2 Professional values and qualities[Practitioners] have a duty to keep their skills and knowledge up to date, refine and develop their clinical judgement as they gain experience, and contribute to their profession.All practitioners have a responsibility to recognise and work within the limits of their competence, scope and areas of practice. Areas of practice vary according to different roles; for example, health practitioners, education providers, researchers and managers will all have quite different competencies and scopes of practice.2.1 Providing good care. Introductiona appropriately assessing the patient, taking into account their history (history includes relevant psychological, social and cultural aspects), views and conducting an appropriate physical examinationb ensuring that the diagnosis/clinical impression is appropriate, relevant, justifiable and based on sound clinical reasoningd formulating and implementing a reasonable management plan (including providing treatment/care and advice and, where relevant, arranging investigations and liaising with other treating practitioners)2.2 Good practicea recognising and working within the limits of the chiropractor’s competence and scope and area of practice, which may change over timeb maintaining adequate knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care, including providing treatment/care and advice and where relevant, arranging investigations and liaising with, or referring to, other health professionalse considering the balance of benefit and harm in all clinical management decisionsg providing treatment/care options based on the best available information and practising in an evidence-based context and not being influenced by financial gain or incentivesh ensuring that services offered are provided with the best possible skill, care and competencem ensuring that the chiropractor’s personal views do not adversely affect the care of their patients, andn evaluating practice and the decisions made and action taken in providing good care.3.4 Confidentiality and privacyb seeking consent from patients before disclosing or sharing informationg ensuring that all staff are aware of the need to respect the confidentiality and privacy of patients and refrain from discussing patients in a non-professional contextj ensuring that use of social media and e-health is consistent with the practitioner’s ethical and legal obligations to protect privacy3.5 Informed consentb providing an explanation of the treatment/care recommended, its likely duration, expected benefits and cost, any alternative(s) to the proposed care, their relative risks/benefits, as well as the likely consequences of no carec obtaining informed consent or other valid authority before undertaking any examination or investigation, providing treatment/care (this may not be possible in an emergency) or involving patients in teaching or research, including providing information on material risks3.6 Informed financial consenta ensuring that any financial agreement is based on the clinical needs of the patient3.7 Children and young peopleb placing the interests and wellbeing of the child or young person firstd ensuring informed consent to providing care for children involves the patient’s par

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