UniMed cult doctors portray their religious belief in Serge Benhayon’s occult nonsense as medical opinions, promote quackery, and financially and psychologically exploit patients by recruiting to his New Age scam. Today’s Daily Telegraph report on a patient harmed by one of the doctors also raises serious questions over their competence, and their participation in Benhayon’s glorification of death.
From Jane Hansen’s report:
Doctor sent woman for two years of new age healing in a galaxy far, far away for a cough — costing her $35,00
When a doctor referred Ira McClure for further treatment she had no idea the health facility was supportive of a controversial spiritual healing/new age group based in northern NSW.
During the course of her two-year treatment Ms McClure says she was sent to Universal Medicine for “esoteric” treatments…
In medical progress notes one of the people treating her wrote the No. 1 option for Ms McClure’s treatment was to “Fly Mrs McClure to Sirius (star 6.32 light years away)”.
When Ms McClure sought a second opinion from a physician, she was promptly diagnosed with bronchiectasis, given medication and is now well. “I feel really stupid now, but I was really sick at the time,” Ms McClure said.The doctor hung up on The Sunday Telegraph when contacted for a response and did not return emails. (Daily Telegraph August 31, 2014)
Yes, another UMer whose taken lessons from Serge in Esoteric transparency. They never answer the questions. And recently, the more questions asked, the more they make gutter personal attacks on journalists and critics.
The article states Ms McClure has made a complaint to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission.
The article didn’t elaborate on the remark about sending the patient to Sirius. According to Benhayon’s writings, Sirius refers to a transcendental realm one goes to after death. It’s not a place you want your surgeon to send you to.
It should be noted for the purpose of an awakening spirit that there should be no ill feeling if one should realise that they have been hoodwinked. If you understand the power of influence by the Four Lords of Form and the multitude of sold-out discarnate spirits at their power, over which they have full influential control, you will realise the magnitude of the force at play to keep you from realising that you are in all truth a ‘Soul’ and that your are not a man or a woman or a spirit, but all of these under the right impulse of the soul as the true Son of God on earth.
Out of Earth you will one day be none of all of these, instead returning to the full soulful state. Even here the soul knows that in one universal time on the star Sirius you will also lose that soulful state as it will merge with its Atmic and Buddhic Bodies and so ‘the Son’ will continue its way back to that original fiery spark it came from, the body of God. (Benhayon, S. The Way It Is, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2006, p.17)
Exposing the Universal Medicine cult doctors
For almost 2 years we’ve researched and blogged a litany of harmful and disturbing behaviours by UM. The health professionals selling Universal Medicine’s toxicity are especially appalling, and occupy the space at the top of the UM cartel Naming Names page. Without doctors and psychologists, the cult would have considerably less influence over vulnerable targets.
Patients have no choice but to trust a medical specialist’s recommendations. No one expects a medical specialist to refer them unqualified quacks or to be recruiting for a cult.
UM’s associated doctors especially have no excuses. They are a disgrace.
Questions for the Universal Medicine cult doctors asks the doctors specific questions about their conflicts of interest and their promotion of Benhayon’s quackery, sleaze, scams and lunatic doctrines.
Universal Medicine preys on cancer patients looks at Lismore GP Jane Barker’s role as an Esoteric Women’s Health presenter pushing Benhayon’s magical thinking to cancer patients and helping to harvest their bequests. Below, Dr Barker is pictured among the faithful encouraging followers to donate to the dodgy College of Universal Medicine’s Fiery Building Fund.
Esoteric Breast Massage Part 3 – looks at the doctors, including NHS health menace, Eunice Minford, and Dr Jane Barker promoting UM’s abusive women’s health practices.
Death Drive Part 2 – examines the doctors’ participation in Serge Benhayon’s worship of death and reincarnation. That includes Dr Samuel Kim gloating about assisting patients to die, and Eunice Minford allegedly opposing euthanasia by talking up reincarnation, the glory of end of life pain and suffering, and how ‘death is a healing’ and ‘death isn’t the ending, it’s a reuniting with God’.
Cult doctors – the official complaints process runs through the AHPRA code of conduct for medical professionals and how to lodge a complaint.
Blowing the whistle to deaf ears – who is protecting patients?
Every year thousands of health professionals each pay hundreds of dollars for the privilege of being registered, under the auspices that such regulation protects members of the public.
From University of NSW Emeritus Professor John Dwyer:
“There is a lack of consumer protection for vulnerable people,” Professor Dwyer said.“Registered health practitioners, if they are supporting this pseudo-science, should be reported to their boards for investigation.” (Daily Telegraph August 31, 2014)
I’ve made complaints to the regulators about the doctors’ breaches of their professional codes of conduct. A shortened version of the latest to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission about the NSW doctors is available to view at this link. In spite of nominating numerous breaches of the code, the HCCC has not seen fit to forward the complaints to the doctors for so much as a response. In Qld, under the new regime, the Office of the Health Ombudsman at least sought a written response from Dr Samuel Kim and Dr Amelia Stephens. However, they then told me I’d provided no evidence of professional misconduct. They also told me they’d referred the matter to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority. Presumably for some dismissive double handling.
The HCCC told me my complaints did not contain information that would ‘provide the basis for further investigation or would be likely to lead to disciplinary action being taken’ against the doctors. I was told they would consider complaints if I could provide ‘patient names, dates and times relating to clinical treatment being provided’.
About Dr Jane Barker specifically, the Commission said:
there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate that Dr Barker has provided any clinical management or care that is likely to affect an individual. Dr Barker is entitled to her professional opinion and to speak of her experience in dealing with breast cancer in the course of her role as a presenter.
There is no evidence to suggest Dr Barker has attempted to persuade individuals from seeking or continuing treatment with a medical practitioner.
Dr Barker is certainly entitled to her professional opinion. What she is not entitled to do is to mislead patients by portraying her religious belief as a professional opinion. There may be no evidence she dissuades patients from seeking medical treatment, but by endorsing unqualified quackery, she and her UM cult colleagues influence trusting patients to waste time and money on nonsense, which may prevent or delay them from receiving legitimate health care.
Reading between the lines, the response tells us our medical regulators will not act on financial or psychological exploitation of patients, and any grievous bodily harm that results from promoting quackery or delaying decent care. They are saying they won’t act on code breaches, and therefore won’t act on the warning signs that patients are at risk. They will only act once a patient has been physically harmed as a direct result of medical treatment by the doctors, and only if that patient has the guts, the energy and the wherewithal to make a complaint and then withstand an apathetic pretence at regulation.
Waiting for patients to be harmed or killed before disciplinary action is taken is not protecting patients – it’s protecting dangerous practitioners.