comfort care theory/nursing

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Comfort has been called a distinguishing characteristic of the nursing profession yet, until Katharine Kolcaba, had never been conceptualized within a theory for nursing (Kolcaba, 1994). In pediatrics, written protocols for end of life care are more directed at pain relief than providing comfort to the patient...
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In the area of pediatrics, care is not only provided to the patient, comfort is also provided to the family as they deal with unexpected trauma, congenital malformations, and terminal diagnoses (Kolcaba and DiMarco, 2005). Kolcaba defines comfort as the immediate experience of being strengthened by having needs for relief, ease, and transcendence met in four contexts (physical, psychospiritual, social, and environmental)(Kolcaba, Tilton, and Drouin, 2006)...
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