Community is a word we hear all around us, used in may different ways – from the communities we live in, and the communities of people we call our friends and family, to online communities, like this one. For those of us in this community of cancer care, what does it mean to join together in a community? Does it mean we have a common understanding of something people ‘outside’ the community can’t fully understand? Is it too much to think of anyone in a community with us as having the same point of view, or is community more about bringing together different perspectives, so we can agree to a shared goal?

The “Community” Conversation

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The conversation about what “community” means to us continues on, but let’s review what has been discussed so far. Jennifer wrote in our most recent perspective piece, having a community around every person affected by cancer is a vital part of care:

“It really does take a community to overcome the challenges that patients and caregivers face each and every day”

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Learning Across Boundaries

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The word “community” can be defined as  “a group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists.”  The patients, family members,

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Final Thoughts on “Community”

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The conversation about what “community” means to us is coming to an end, and, as Jennifer wrote in our most recent perspective piece, having a community around every person affected by cancer is a vital part of care:

“It really does take a community to overcome the challenges that patients and caregivers face each and every day”

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