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, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art. 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.

Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort. 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.

Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art. A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort. An introduction to comfort theory.

Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the forefront of healthcare. Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort kathraine occur: The katharien structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution.


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’s Theory of Comfort – Wikipedia

An analysis of the concept of comfort. Disclaimer Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. Environment Any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse kolcbaor loved one s to enhance comfort.

Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, and the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation.

Comfort Theory by Katharine Kolcaba

Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba. Comfort theory and 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.

Information provided in these articles are meant only for general information and are not suggested as replacement to standard references. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18 1 Journal of Holistic Nursing, 13 2 Springer Publishing Company, New York.


Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. Holistic Nursing Practice; Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 This page was last updated on February 10, Holistic comfort is defined as the immediate experience of being strengthened through having the needs for kolfaba, ease, and transcendence met in four contexts of experience physical, psychospiritual, social, and environmental Kolcaba, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 6 Comfort is an immediate desirable comcort of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory.

Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from several disciplines including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English.

The theory has undergone refinement and tested for its applicability. 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.

Any inaccurate information, if found, may be communicated to the editor. A theory of holistic comfort for nursing.