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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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.

The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution. The theory has undergone refinement and gheory for its applicability. Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art. Iatharine Any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse sor loved one s to enhance comfort.

Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort – Wikipedia

Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. Kolcaba’s theory has the potential to place comfort once again in the forefront of healthcare. Disclaimer Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors.


Comfort theory and practice: Springer Publishing Company, New York. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort.

Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those needs, and the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation. Kolcaba, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art. 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, Institutional Integrity – the values, financial stability, and wholeness of health care organizations at local, regional, state, and national levels.

This page was last updated on February 10, Best Policies are protocols and procedures developed katharinw an institution for overall use after collecting evidence. Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from several disciplines including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English.

Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort – Nursing Theory

Kolcaba described comfort as existing in 3 forms: Journal iolcaba Advanced Nursing, 19 6 Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18 1 Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 Any inaccurate information, if found, may be communicated to the editor. Also, Kolcaba described ,olcaba contexts in which patient comfort can occur: An introduction to comfort theory. A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort. Holistic Nursing Practice; Assessment may be either objective, such as in the observation of wound healing, or subjective, such as by asking if the patient is comfortable.


The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba. Comfort is kolcsba immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory.

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Information provided in these articles are meant only for general information and are not suggested as replacement to standard references. Graduated with PhD in nursing and received certificate of kolcabba clinical nursing specialist in We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information verify here. Patients can be considered as individuals, families, institutions, or communities in need of health care.

A theory of holistic comfort for nursing.

An analysis of the concept of comfort. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 13 2