Environment Any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse sor loved one s to enhance comfort.
This theory has the potential to place comfort in the forefront of healthcare. When medications are administered, the patient has a sense of relief from the pain. The Theory of Comfort was developed when Katharine Kolcaba conducted a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from several disciplines, including nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics, and English.
Health is considered to be optimal functioning in the patient, as defined by the patient, group, family, or community. Kolcaba has received an extraordinary number of honors and awards.
An introduction to comfort theory. Institutional integrity is the value, financial stability, and wholeness of health care organizations at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
I think the Magnet Status initiative can demonstrate a true marriage between theory and practice. According to Kolcaba, comfort is the product of holistic nursing art.
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. These variables include prognosis, financial situation, social support, and others. According to her theory, patient comfort exists in three forms: Journal of Holistic Nursing, 13 2 Nursing Theories and a Philosophy of Nursing Katharine Kolcaba - Nursing Theorist One of the many roles of a nurse is to make sure patients are well cared for and comfortable.
Following that, she became an associate professor at the University of Akron College of Nursing while continuing to work as a faculty practice staff nurse at Margaret Wagner House until According to the model, comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care.
It classified the types of comfort and the context in which it occurs. Kolcaba, have two daughters and eight grandchildren. Please visit the FAQunder research for more details and my reference page for links to recent articles.
This activity led to my developing and coordinating a chapter of Parish Nursing serving the same population. Career and Advanced Education From toKolcaba worked as a staff nurse in medical-surgical nursing at St.
Kolcaba described comfort existing in three forms: Transcendence is described as a state of comfort in which patients are able to rise above their challenges.
Finally, best policies are protocols and procedures developed by an institution for overall use after the collection of evidence. Also, Kolcaba described 4 contexts in which patient comfort can occur: She became a part-time case manager for Eldercare Coordinators ina position that she still holds.
Most recently, she was given the Researcher of the Year award with Dr. If a patient is comfortable, he or she will feel emotionally and mentally better, which will aid in recovery.
Empirical evidence for the nature of holistic comfort. She has received numerous prestigious research awards and also Mary Hanna Journalism Awards. Her publications include Comfort Theory and Practice: For relaxation, I love to garden, do amateur photography, and read.
Since retiring from full-time teaching inshe continues to teach part-time at Akron and is an adjunct professor in the Doctor of Nursing DNP program at Ursuline College in Cleveland. Intervening variables are factors that are not likely to change, and over which health care providers have little control.Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort It is a middle-range theory for health practice, education, and research.
This theory has the potential to place comfort in the forefront of healthcare. Katharine Kolcaba (born December 28, ) is an American nursing theorist and nursing professor. Kolcaba is responsible for the Theory of Comfort, a mid-range nursing theory that has been implemented at the institutional level.
Comfort Theory and Practice: A Vision for Holistic Health Care and Research 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Katharine C Kolcaba PhD RN (Author)/5(5). Comfort Theory Kathy Kolcaba. Visit our facebook page to catch up on the latest and greatest uses for comfort theory around the world.
Comfort Theory Kathy Kolcaba. Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Omega Chapter, Researcher of the Year with Dr. Therese Dowd. Katharine Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort Kelly Ferreira Summer, In the early part of the 20th century, comfort was the central goal of nursing and medicine.
Comfort was the nurse's first consideration.Download