The State Coroner has delivered his findings in the Penelope Dingle case. The homeopath involved, Francine Scrayen is described as
"was not a competent health professional" and had given "dangerous advice" to Mrs Dingle when treating her.
Dr Peter Dingle is described as
"a victim of his own misinformation" and had "no qualifications in health and wellness".
It is also recommended that the two doctors involved, William Barnes and Igor Tabrizian, be referred to the Medical Board of WA.
Mr Hope said Dr Barnes' suggestion Mrs Dingle use vitamin C and Carnivora to potentially stop the tumour growing and Dr Tabrizian's failure to examine her properly was enough reason to refer them to the board.
Despite this, the Coroner seems ambivalent about homeopathy.
Giving his recommendations, the coroner said homeopathic treatments should not be outlawed but nor should they be legitimised.
But he recommended federal and state health authorities review their legislation regarding complementary and alternative treatments.
This sounds like the recent UK decision that homeopathy should continue be supported precisely because it doesn't work. And despite the fact that
He said that if she had not spent a year seeking the advice of Mrs Scrayen rather than seeing a doctor, she may have survived.