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    During this unit, we learned about working with communities during a disaster. Part of working with these communities is communicating. I learned that there are two groups of people that must be communicated with while getting prepared for a disaster: the stakeholders/ community resources and the group of people being taught. While imagining teaching people in the community, I never quite grasped how large scale it could be. Stakeholders were always people involved with businesses, not nursing.…

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    Essay Throughout my life I have done many things that have helped my community, including cleaning highways, helping out at a recycling center, cleaning underneath bleachers after a football game, and much more. I am in a group called LEOS, which stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity, and Service. In this group I have helped out in more ways than I could have ever imagined. There are many reasons why one may like doing community service, for me it is knowing that I made a difference to…

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    Community Service Throughout my high school years, I dedicated time to community service, during the summers of 2015, 2016, and 2017 I served as a volunteer at a Summer Camp named, The Cool Summer Experience, that was provided by my church, First Baptist Church of Waukegan. It was similar to summer school, It was from Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm. I was a camp leader, and as a leader I was in charge of an age group, it was my responsibility to make sure the kids were taken care of,…

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    Community is a concept that has a variety of meanings, in which sociological theorists have debated its true definition for years. However, out of all the definitions given, each one is related to a common set of ideas that a community, based on thousands of years of history and human interactions, is made up of unified groups of people in a specific area that that often share common interests and interactions with one another. Therefore, this is what constitutes a community in a generalized…

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    A community is a social unit of any size that shares common values within a society. In A community get together to work under a friendly, familiar environment under the same rules to help the society that surrounds us. The community has different form of collaboration, whether is by sharing their culture, religion, believes and idealism that better the quality of life that comfort the people in the society. The type of community where I live is a small community that revolves around it. My…

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    A., Loth, J., & Ross, D. (2016). Applied theatre techniques for community workers - towards a performative and anti-oppressive ethical approach. Australasian drama studies, 68(1), 118-142. This article examines how theatre techniques can be implemented in community work as a form of addressing discrimination and oppression. These techniques enable empowerment and the disruption of the status quo, particularly, in those communities where the prevailing power relationships might be confronted…

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    A social issue that greatly affects health is the ever expansion of poverty among minority based communities, such as South Los Angeles. The concentration of poverty creates many barriers to health for the people that inhabit these communities by cutting off their communication with community resources and supporters that could yield beneficial outcomes. Sadly, a loss in communication with external supporters of urban health makes it extremely difficult for those with limited resources (e.g.,…

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    Intertextuality and the Discourse Community, a text written by James E. Porter, outlines the basics of a given text and the way a person understands writing. Porter examines the principle of intertextuality, “the idea that all texts contain some other texts(395),” and the principle of a discourse community, “a group of individuals bound by a common interest who communicate through approved channels and whose discourse is regulated(400).” Bootstraps: From an Academic of Color, a story written by…

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    Community service hours that are treated with the respect they deserve and instead of being mandated, should be celebrated. Mandatory community service hours are too stressful for students. Instead of focusing on academic work, students are too focused on getting their community service hours done. This issue can be solved by making community service encouraged. Community service hours will not necessarily need to be done, but will be highly promoted by the teachers so there is still a…

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    The Community Nursing (3QQ3) course has been an eye opening journey for me in to the world of community nursing. At the start of the initial course doing the practice tools I was quite apprehensive and had no idea what to expect. It was hard in the early few weeks to see how this course would evolve. But, as I became oriented and more familiar with the community the bigger picture began to form. Indeed, the windshield survey was a great tool to assess our community. This was an assessment unlike…

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