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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Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 11 Springer Publishing Company, New York. Kolcaba described comfort as existing in 3 forms: Journal kolcqba Holistic Nursing, 18 1 We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information verify here.

Assessment may be either objective, such as in the observation of wound healing, or subjective, such as by asking if the patient is comfortable. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23 4 Information provided katharne 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.

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The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the s by Katharine Kolcaba. The theory has undergone refinement and tested for its applicability.


Institutional Integrity – the values, financial stability, and wholeness of health care organizations at local, regional, state, and national levels. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 13 2 A theory of holistic comfort for nursing.

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

Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort.

Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature theoyr several disciplines including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English. Comfortt 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, Comfort theory and practice: Intervening Variables are those factors that are not likely to change and over which providers have koclaba control such as prognosis, financial situation, extent of social support, etc.

Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 6 Comfort as process and product, merged in holistic nursing art. This page was last updated on February 10, Environment 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

Kolcaba, Comfort as a product of holistic nursing art. Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: The theoretical structure of Kolcaba’s comfort theory has real potential to direct the work and thinking of all healthcare providers within one institution.


Comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to Comfort Theory. Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort. Patients can be considered as individuals, families, institutions, or communities in need comfoet health care. An introduction to comfort theory.

Disclaimer Articles published on this site are based on the references made by the editors. 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.

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An analysis of the concept of comfort. Intentional assessment of comfort needs, the design of comfort measures to address those theort, and the reassessment of comfort levels after implementation. Holistic Nursing Practice;