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Jaine Kirtley's Thoughts

I am strongly anti-discrimination in any form, I do do not want to see the 2 tier divide which the government wants to become a reality in this country. 

So I will not be disclosing my jab status.

I fully support personal choice in healthcare.

Human knowledge evolves over time. If we are fortunate as a society, we remember past observations and decide not to repeat actions which were detrimental, and we keep doing the things that helped society.

Science is not an end point. It is a process of continuous observation and reflection. Scientific knowledge evolves over time. The scientific knowledge on the “jab” is evolving.


Now, in 2021, the decision to have a “jab” or to not have a “jab” is based on incomplete scientific knowledge. Why incomplete? Because “time” is a crucial part of any scientific research.


We simply have not had the time factor to complete the vast body of research we need to make a fully informed decision.


In New Zealand today people who choose not to have the “jab” are being discriminated. The government wants a “two tier” society. Kind, caring people are losing this week jobs including Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Social Workers, Teachers, and many others. These are not stupid people.


These are people who care about health and welfare. Their decision is just different to the government decision.


I stand strong with my Nursing colleagues, and many of us with decades of experience, who oppose mandatory jabs.


I always done my upmost not to place a strain on health services and hospitals and I continue to do so.


I have never supported any form of discrimination and have no intension of supporting or colluding with discrimination now.

NZ Society of Naturopaths guarantees highly qualified practitioners

May 26th 2015

NZ Society of Naturopaths guarantees highly qualified practitioners

NZ Society of Naturopaths Media Release; April 2010
by Kirsten Johnstone
Recent attention has been brought to the case of a woman who failed to seek medical advice for a tumour on her scalp following the advice of an unregistered practitioner. The cancer was misdiagnosed by this practitioner as a benign 'infected sebaceous cyst' and she was advised against taking conventional medical advice. 

"Such incidents need to be avoided and a well trained, qualified natural health practitioner needs to have a responsibility to the client to refer to further medical investigation when necessary" says a spokesperson from from the NZ Society of Naturopaths. 

The New Zealand Society of Naturopaths allows entry only to those naturopaths who meet a high standard of education at an accredited natural health college. There is a strict code of ethics that all practitioners who are registered with the society are required to adhere to and in this way the Society is able to guarantee a high standard of professionalism and education from all it's members. 

The NZSN's recommends that anyone seeking help from a natural health practitioner should choose a registered practitioner from a reputed society. To find a practitioner in your local area, go to  www.naturopath.org.nz


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