Social Work & The Society For Participatory Medicine Manifesto: It Just Makes Sense

Sean Erreger LCSW
2 min readOct 4, 2021

Below is a guest blog I wrote for the Society For Participatory Medicine (SPM) and their newly released manifesto

Navigating youth and their families through what is often a complex mental health system is a job that is frustrating but also an honor. As a licensed social worker, my compass through the journey is guided by a group of core values. The National Association of Social Workers defines our core values as service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. When feeling frustrated about the work, grounding ourselves in these core values is a good place to start.

However, these values often lack an operational definition. In mental health or healthcare practice, how do these values play out? How do you measure them? Enter the Society For Participatory Medicine, Manifesto….

To read the rest of the post and learning more about Society for Participatory Medicine follow the link here.

Originally published at https://stuckonsocialwork.com on October 4, 2021.

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Sean Erreger LCSW

blogger, consultant #socialwork, #mentalhealth, suicide prevention. How tech & Social Media is changing change…blog: www.StuckOnSocialWork.Com