Just got back from a wonderful consultation with the nurses of the saginaw mi va health system it was fun to hear how comfort theory has been applied in their diverse settings: perioperative, clinics, acute care, telemedicine, home care, psych nursing. Applying kolcaba's theory to evidence based practice theory of comfort has been utilized and evaluated in many areas of healthcare such as cardiac care, pediatric nursing, hospice, and perianesthesia nursing. The purpose of this article is to describe a theory of comfort care that offers definitions and a grid for the art of comfort care that are relevant to hospice nursing practice using kolcaba's framework of holistic comfort comfort care: a framework for hospice nursing. Comfort theory and practice and practical information for its application kolcaba analyzes the concept of comfort describes its physical the appendix includes comfort care questionnaires that can be used with patients in many settings. Kolcaba's theory of comfort katherine kolcaba, phd, rn is a nursing theorist who developed her theory of comfort care while working with dementia patients. As a result, katharine published comfort theory and practice: a vision for holistic health care and research in 1999 she continued teaching in university and developed her she defines health care needs as needs that arise for patients in stressful health care situations (kolcaba.
Kolcaba's comfort theory : analysis and evaluation essay 1486 words | 6 pages kolcaba's comfort theory: analysis and evaluation in my nursing practice i frequently care for long term elderly residents on ventilators and who suffer from stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers, diabetic, venous ulcers etc. Nursing model: jean watson's caring theory gina gessner georgetown university nursing model 2 watson's model of caring was developed originally in the 1970's and amended many times to the postmodern transpersonal caring-healing paradigm (1999) which is applicable to the. The comfort theory is a nursing theory that was first developed in the 1990s by katharine kolcaba comfort theory is middle range theory for health practice comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care, according to comfort theory. Concept comparison & analysis of watson and kolcaba for the whole person and agrees with the definition of health as is identified by watson's theory of transpersonal care kolcaba notes that comfort is a basic human need sought by all humans and that comfort affects the rate at which. Katharine kolcaba: middle range nursing theorist search this site katharine kolcaba background of theory development the comfort theory theoretical model the nurse caring for mr s also structures patient care using kolcaba's theory. The theory of comfort by katherine kolcaba is middle range theory middle range theories contain a limited number of concepts and have.
Providing comfort is a necessity in the care of patients in the hospital setting currently katherine kolcaba was one of the first nurse researchers to develop a theory. Katharine kolcaba researched the relationship between nurses and patients. Foundations in nursing comfort theory print reference this apa mla mla-7 found kolcaba's theory useful as a teaching guide for care of older adults and that students could readily apply kolcaba's theory in providing nursing care of older adults and addressing holistic comfort needs in. Nursing theory in the discipline ticularly kolcaba's theory of comfort ing care and the evaluation of that care personal. Kolcaba's theory of comfort was first developed in the 1990s 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. Nurse practitioner, holistic approach, - dr katharine kolcaba and jean watson's theories on personal nursing philosophy.
Using kolcaba's framework of holistic comfort, nurses can be comprehensive and consistent in assessing comfort and in designing interventions to comfort care: a framework for hospice nursing susanne vendlinski, msn, rn, ocn katharine y kolcaba, phd, rn, c. Running head: application of comfort theory 1 application of nursing theory in practice: that all interactions are caring interactions that nurses address application of comfort theory 3 comfort as an important outcome of nursing care (kolcaba 2010.
How has comfort theory been used in education, practice and research the comfort theory developed by kolcaba has been applied to all a nursing environments. Previous article in issue: patients' decision making in major surgery: the case of total colectomy previous article in issue: patients' decision making in major surgery: the case of total colectomy next article in issue: caring from the point of view of a finnish mental health nurse: a life history.