Yet, Australian naturopathic education
is comparable in both length and breadth to North American courses.
The homeopathy that I learned in my naturopathic education
was nowhere complete enough to produce effectiveness with my patients.
Exclusion of this foundation practice in Australia appears to be influenced by the development of skills-based vocational training for naturopathic education
which did not explicitly require hydrotherapy training (193).
Adams, A review of tensions and risks in naturopathic education
and training in Australia: a need for regulation.
Relman concluded that "the anti-pharmaceutical bias of naturopathic education
...poses real risks for patients who rely on naturopaths for the management of their illness.
** United States of America: Naturopathic Education
and Research Consortium (NERC)
This degree's design intensively prepares and overcomes certain challenges associated with practice-based professions and unique evolution of CM and naturopathic education
in Australia, thus far producing competitive and competent apprentice researchers who will likely lead the development of practice-informed research in CM in coming years.
In Australian naturopathic education
it is unclear if any single course on teaching about S/R and practice exists.
Hudson partnered with Margaret Beeson, ND, of Billings, Montana to form an organization, the Naturopathic Education
and Research Consortium (NERC), that is dedicated to increasing postgraduate residency and training opportunities across the country.
This is often at the expense of the university sector, which is financially disadvantaged in naturopathic education
delivery through extra academic and research obligations not shared by private for-profit providers.
For students of herbal medicine this book may appear to be a strange choice but it has been written by someone who has been a practitioner of the healing arts and who has written extensively about the role of spirituality in naturopathic education
. Her perspective on loss is a broad one, and would serve well as an introduction to the field for many students who may not feel they have a perspective on loss or an experience of grief when they go into practice.
Schleich convened the academic deans for naturopathic education
, Chinese medicine, and academic research.