Social work values and peer support: an autoethnographic account

Petra Bronwyn Elias

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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This autoethnographic study explores the inception and origins of a peer support program at a tertiary psychiatric hospital in Perth, Western Australia. The program employs recovering mental health consumers to provide support to patients in their recovery journey in a tertiary hospital setting. This dissertation contrasts the author's experience of managing and developing a peer support program in this setting with social work values and principles of practice as a way of constructing the emerging philosophy of the program.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Chung, Donna, Supervisor
  • Upton-Davis, Karen, Supervisor
Award date8 May 2013
Publication statusUnpublished - 2012

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 01/01/2012 to 31/12/2022. Made publicly available on 01/01/2023.


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