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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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Patients can be considered as individuals, families, institutions, or communities in need of health care. The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution.

This page was last updated on February 10, An analysis of the concept of comfort.

The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba. Any inaccurate information, if found, may be communicated to the editor.

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Holistic Nursing Practice; Journal of Holistic Kathrine, 13 2 An introduction to comfort theory. Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort.

Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort – Wikipedia

Disclaimer Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. Assessment may be either objective, such as in the observation of wound healing, or subjective, such as by asking if the patient is comfortable. Kolcaba, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art.

The theory has undergone refinement and tested for its kathaeine. Best Policies are protocols and procedures developed by an institution for overall use after collecting evidence.

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

Comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory. Springer Publishing Company, New York.

Comfort theory and practice: A theory of holistic comfort for nursing. A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort.

Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18 1 Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 6 Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the forefront of healthcare. Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art. Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information verify here.


Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from several disciplines including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, and the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation. 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, Environment Any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse sor loved one s to enhance comfort.

Information provided in these articles are meant only for general information and are not suggested as replacement to standard references. Graduated with PhD in nursing and received certificate of authority clinical nursing specialist katbarine