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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A theory of holistic comfort for nursing. Disclaimer Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors.

Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort – Nursing Theory

Holistic comfort is defined as the immediate experience of being strengthened through kolcaaba the needs for relief, ease, and transcendence met in four contexts of experience physical, psychospiritual, social, and environmental Kolcaba, Kolcaba, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 This lolcaba was last updated on February 10, Best Policies are protocols and procedures developed by an institution for overall use after collecting evidence.

Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 6 Comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory.


We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information verify here. Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. An analysis of the concept of comfort.

A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort. Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: An introduction to comfort theory.

Environment Any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse sor loved one s to enhance comfort.

Assessment may be either objective, such as in the observation of wound healing, or subjective, such as by asking if the patient is comfortable.

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Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art. Patients can be considered as individuals, families, institutions, or communities in need of health care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 The theory has undergone refinement and tested for its applicability.

The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba. Springer Publishing Kolcaha, New York.

Holistic Nursing Practice; Any inaccurate information, if found, may be communicated to the editor. The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution.

Intervening Variables are those factors that are not likely to change and over which providers have little control such as prognosis, comfortt situation, extent of social support, etc.


Comfort theory and practice: Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18 1 Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from several disciplines including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English.

Journal of Holistic Nursing, 13 2 Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, and the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation. Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort.

Kolcaba described comfort as existing in 3 forms: Information provided in these articles are meant only for general information and are not suggested as replacement to standard references. Institutional Integrity – the values, financial stability, and wholeness of health care organizations at local, regional, state, and national levels.

Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the forefront of healthcare. Graduated with PhD in nursing and received certificate of authority clinical nursing specialist in