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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Kolcaba described comfort as existing in 3 forms: Assessment may be either objective, such as in the observation of wound healing, or subjective, such as by asking if the patient is comfortable. An introduction to comfort theory. 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.

Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18 1 Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort. 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, Information provided in these articles are meant only for general information and are not suggested as replacement to standard references.


This page was last updated on February 10, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the forefront of healthcare.

Kolcaba, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art. The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba.

Comfort theory and practice: Environment Any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse sor loved one s to enhance comfort. Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art. A theory of holistic comfort for nursing.

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

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Comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory. Any inaccurate information, if found, may be communicated to the editor.

Comfort Theory by Katharine Kolcaba

Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort. Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from several disciplines including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English.

Holistic Nursing Practice; Disclaimer Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information verify here. Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, and the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation.


Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort

The theory has undergone refinement and kolxaba for its applicability. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 6 An analysis of the concept of comfort.

The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution. Institutional Integrity – the values, financial stability, and wholeness of health care organizations at local, regional, state, and national levels.

Graduated with PhD in nursing and received certificate of authority clinical nursing specialist in Best Policies are protocols and procedures developed by an institution for overall use after collecting evidence. Patients can be considered as individuals, families, institutions, or communities in need of health care.