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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Any inaccurate information, if found, may be communicated to the editor. Holistic Nursing Practice; A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 Springer Publishing Company, New York. A theory of holistic comfort for nursing. Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the forefront of healthcare.

Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. This page was last comgort on February 10, The theory has undergone refinement and tested for its applicability. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information verify here. An introduction to comfort theory.

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

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


Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18 1 Disclaimer Articles kathairne on this site are based on the references made by the editors. Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from several disciplines including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English.

Comfort theory and practice: An analysis of the concept of comfort. Kolcaba described comfort as existing in 3 forms: Graduated with PhD in nursing and received certificate of authority clinical nursing specialist in Holistic comfort is defined as the immediate experience of being strengthened through having the katharins 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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Comfort Theory by Katharine Kolcaba

The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution. Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, and the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation. Patients can be considered as individuals, families, institutions, or communities in need of health care. Intervening Variables are those factors that are not likely to change and over which providers have little control such as prognosis, financial situation, extent theorg social support, etc.


The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba. Kolcaba, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art. Environment Any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse sor loved one s to enhance comfort.

Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 6 Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 Journal of Holistic Nursing, 13 2 Comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory. Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art.

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