Appl Nurs Res. May;27(2) doi: / Epub Feb A practical application of Katharine Kolcaba’s comfort theory to. Nursing approaches to care as based on Katharine Kolcaba’s () middle range nursing theory of comfort are discussed in reference to patients’ suffering. Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the Born as Katharine Arnold on December 8th , in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Journal of Holistic Nursing, 13 2tneory Intervening Variables are those factors that are not likely to change and over which providers have little control such as prognosis, financial situation, extent of social support, etc.

Disclaimer Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. An introduction to comfort theory. Journal of Kathafine Nursing, 16 11 Kolcaba described comfort as existing in 3 forms: Institutional Integrity – the values, financial stability, and wholeness of health care organizations at local, regional, state, and national levels.

A theory of holistic comfort for nursing. The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba. Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort.


Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution.

Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort – Nursing Theory

Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18 1 Assessment may be either objective, such as in the observation of wound healing, or subjective, such as by asking if the patient is comfortable. Springer Publishing Company, New York. Comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory. A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort. Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the forefront of healthcare.

Best Policies are protocols and procedures developed by an institution for overall use after collecting evidence.

Environment Any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse sor loved one s to enhance comfort. An analysis of the concept of comfort. Patients can be considered as individuals, families, institutions, or communities in need of health care. Holistic comfort is defined as the immediate experience of being strengthened through having the needs for relief, ease, and transcendence met in four contexts of experience physical, psychospiritual, social, and environmental Kolcaba, This page was last updated on February 10, Holistic Nursing Practice; Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, and the katharnie of comfort levels thsory implementation.


A practical application of Katharine Kolcaba’s comfort theory to cardiac patients.

Comfort theory and practice: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 6 The theory has undergone refinement and tested for its applicability. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information verify here.

Graduated with PhD in nursing and received certificate of authority clinical nursing specialist in Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from several disciplines including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English. Any inaccurate information, if found, may be communicated to the editor.

Information provided in these articles are meant only for general information and are not suggested as replacement to standard references. Kolcaba, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art. Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors.