Methods

  • Note: the following article is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition "Community care is delivered in private homes, retirement communities, residential or long-term care homes and community clinics. Community care programs are designed to Help people maintain optimal health and function Prevent or delay admissions to hospitals Support...
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    Definition Community organizing is a process where people who live in proximity to each other come together into an organization that acts in their shared self-interest. Unlike those who promote more-consensual community building, community organizers generally assume that social change necessarily involves conflict and social struggle in order to generate...
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    Definition Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a "collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. CBPR begins with a research topic of importance to the community, has the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social...
  • Method: Consensus

    Definition A consensus emerges when all participants or parties who are discussing a common problem agree on a solution or a course of action. Essentially consensus means agreement. If consensus is part of a deliberative process , consensus seeking implies that all participants talk for as long as it takes...
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    Main Idea and Significance: The public’s opinion and support behind significant topics in specified fields is essential to deriving a common good for society. The ideology protruding behind consensus conferences redefines the path to arrive at a public good. A consensus conference - related to but different from a consensus...
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