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community

 [kŏ-mu´nĭ-te]
a group of persons residing together in face-to-face association; a group of persons with whom an individual identifies as a source of identity and potential support.
continuing care community life care community.
life care community a living arrangement for older adults that provides several levels of care within one facility or complex. As the resident requires more health supervision, he or she moves from areas that are more independent to those where care is provided under the supervision of a registered nurse. Life care communities usually require an entry fee as well as a monthly fee. Called also continuing care community.
therapeutic community a specially structured mental treatment center, employing group and milieu therapy and encouraging the patient to function within social norms.

com·mu·ni·ty

(kŏ-myū'ni-tē),
A given segment of a society or a population.

community

/com·mu·ni·ty/ (-te) a body of individuals living in a defined area or having a common interest or organization.
biotic community  an assemblage of populations living in a defined area.
therapeutic community  a structured mental treatment center employing group and milieu therapy and encouraging the patient to function within social norms.

community

(kə-myo͞o′nĭ-tē)
n. pl. communi·ties
1.
a. A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.
b. The district or locality in which such a group lives.
2.
a. A group of organisms interacting with one another and with the environment in a specific region.
b. The region occupied by a group of interacting organisms.

community

[kəmyo̅o̅′nitē]
Etymology: L, communis, common
1 a group of species who reside in a designated geographic area and who share common interests or bonds.
2 a person's natural environment, that is where the person works, plays, and performs other daily activities.

community

A specific group of people, often living in a defined geographical area, who share a common culture, values and norms, arranged in a social structure according to relationships, which the community has developed over a period of time.

com·mu·ni·ty

(kŏ-myūn'i-tē)
A group of people united by some common feature or shared interest; the social context in which professional services are provided. A community may be united by physical or geographic factors, by one or more common characteristics such as age, gender, developmental level, culture, or health or disability status, or by a shared perspective.
See also: community-based practice
[L. communitas, fellowship, fr. communis, common]

community

a naturally occurring group of different species of organisms that lives together and interacts as a selfcontained unit in the same habitat, relatively independent of inputs and outputs from adjacent communities. Ideally, it is selfcontained in terms of food relationships, and usually the only energy required from outside is that of the sun.

community

a group of individuals living in an area, having a common interest, or belonging to the same organization.

community adoption curve
graphic display of the rate at which persons in a community adopt new techniques and strategies.

Patient discussion about community

Q. is there a nurses community in this site?!

A. Here: http://www.imedix.com/Nurses.

Do you work as a nurse yourself? Do you have any special interest or questions about nursing?

Q. how do i join the nurses community?

A. Go to 'My stuff' and then click on 'add your health interests', then add the tag "Nurses" to 'my interests'.
Once you have added it, click on 'save changes'.

Q. Hi, I'm new to the ADHD community. I was very happy to hear about this site. Can anyone let me know how it works? How do I meet people who are dealing with ADHD?

A. I'm sorry to hear about your son Kavon. I actually know a lot of people that suffer from the same problem, but they are able to cope with it quite well.

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For example, in the last few years there has been increased pressure on schools to become more heavily involved with their local communities through the introduction of extended schools, (1) which provide a range of services and activities for the community, such as adult education classes, childcare, and information and communication technology (ICT) facilities.
Jewish immigrants were entering an area in which local communities were already well-established.
Despite marked diversity across various issues, including research topics and methodologies, communities of study and history of collaborations, and diversity of the academic teams, these projects demonstrate a number of shared premises, commitments, and processes.
Partnerships among schools, families, and communities create avenues by which relationships or networks of trust can be formed among administrators, teachers, family, and community members.
To be effective, behavioral intervention approaches, messages, and materials had to be salient for the affected population, in this case Asian-American communities within the United States.
The process began with AANCART presentations and sharing of information with staff and community leadership on common cancers among South Asians and other Asian communities, thus helping prioritize cancer control efforts for this population.
Such ``anti-terrorist'' measures would prove devastating to minority communities, their economies, cultures and family life.
Urban gardening benefits communities in so many other ways.
8) In this formulation, communities are built upon the principle of generalized reciprocity.
As the number of proposals for stewardship forestry has grown and pressure from communities increased, Forest Service officials have felt compelled to respond.
Ebaugh is a sociologist at the University of Houston who has written previously about nuns leaving religious life and is now writing about religious communities going out of existence.
Fresno City College, exploring America's communities.

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