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. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information verify here. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 6 Graduated with PhD in nursing and received certificate of authority clinical nursing specialist in Disclaimer Articles published on kolcqba site are based on the references made by the editors.

Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort – Nursing Theory

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.

Holistic Nursing Practice; A theory of holistic comfort for nursing. Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art.


Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, and the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation. Comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory. Comfort theory and practice: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 Environment Any aspect comflrt the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a kkolcaba sor loved one s to enhance comfort.

Comfort Theory by Katharine Kolcaba

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, 18 1 The theory has undergone refinement and tested for its applicability. 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.

Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the forefront of healthcare. The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution. Best Policies are protocols and procedures developed by an institution for overall use after collecting evidence.

A taxonomic comgort for the concept comfort. Information provided in these articles are meant only for general information and are not suggested as replacement to standard references. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 An introduction to comfort theory.


Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort

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

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Assessment may be either objective, such as in the observation of wound healing, or subjective, such as by asking if the patient is comfortable. This page was last updated on February 10, 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, Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort.

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