The Concept of Community and the Complexity of Partnering
The concept of community is multidimensional and may include geographical boundaries and/or the shared interests of its members. Community nursing practice involves nurses, patients, and families who collaborate to address health issues and to promote positive health initiatives. Informed by community health theorists, experiential learning activities provide the structure to promote partnering in community nursing practice to achieve outcomes that benefit those who serve and those who are served.
Fries, K. & Stewart, J. (2012). The concept of community and the complexity of partnering. Creative Nursing, 18(3), 91-92. doi: 10.1891/1078-4518.104.22.168