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, 18 1 Comfort theory comrort practice: 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 An introduction to comfort theory. Comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 Kolcaba described comfort as existing in 3 forms: Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: An analysis of the concept of comfort. Disclaimer Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors.

Kolcaba’s theory has the potential kolccaba place comfort once thwory in the forefront of healthcare. Kolcaba, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art.

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Any inaccurate information, if found, may be communicated to the editor. A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort. Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors.

Assessment may be either objective, such comgort in the observation of wound healing, or subjective, such as by asking if the patient is comfortable. Information provided in these articles are meant only for general information and are not suggested as replacement to standard references.

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Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, and the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation. The theory has undergone refinement and tested for its applicability. Graduated with PhD in nursing and received certificate of authority clinical nursing specialist in The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work katgarine thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution.

This page was last updated on February 10, The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba. Best Policies are kplcaba 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. Kokcaba of Advanced Nursing, 19 6koclaba Institutional Integrity – the values, financial stability, and wholeness of health care organizations at local, regional, state, and national levels.

Holistic comfort is defined as the immediate experience of being strengthened through having the needs for relief, ease, and transcendence met in four contexts comfoort experience physical, psychospiritual, social, and environmental Kolcaba, Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 13 2 Holistic Nursing Practice; 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.

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