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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 described comfort as existing in 3 forms: Intervening Variables are kolcabw factors that are not likely to change and over which providers have little control such as prognosis, financial situation, extent of social support, etc.

Best Policies are protocols and procedures developed by an institution for overall use after collecting evidence.

Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort. Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from several disciplines including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English.

A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort.

Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: Information provided in these articles are meant only for general information and are not suggested as replacement to standard references. Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the forefront of healthcare. Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, theroy the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation.


Journal of Holistic Nursing, 13 2 Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18 1 Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 Kolcaba, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art. An introduction to comfort theory. Holistic Nursing Practice; Institutional Integrity – the values, financial stability, and wholeness of health care organizations at local, regional, state, and national levels.

Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 6 Comfort theory and practice: Assessment may be either objective, such as in the observation of wound healing, or subjective, such as by asking if the patient cofort comfortable. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information verify here.

Comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory.

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

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, An analysis of the concept of comfort. Disclaimer Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors.


Springer Publishing Company, New York. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 Kolcabw published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution. This page was last updated on February 10, Any inaccurate information, if found, may be communicated to the editor.

Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort – Wikipedia

Patients can be considered as individuals, families, institutions, or communities in need of health care. The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba. Environment Any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse sor loved one s to enhance comfort.

Kathxrine theory has undergone refinement and tested for its applicability.

A theory of holistic comfort for nursing. Graduated with PhD in nursing and received certificate of authority clinical nursing specialist in