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Topic 5 DQ 2 Select one theory discussed during Topics 4 and 5. Does application of this theory differ based on the population focus (individuals, families, communities, and special populations)? Why or why not? Use examples from your current practice to illustrate differences or similarities. The Theory of Comfort can differ not only by populations but can vary by religion or spiritual preferences ("Nursing Theories and Nursing Models," n.d.) . Comfort is subjective and is achieved according to individualized patient care. For some patients, comfort may be achieved by simply ensuring there’s a glass of water present for them at bedside, but for others patient comfort may be to have adequate pain control and be involved with their care. For some religions, or spiritual preferences, comfort may not include pain medicine, but rather have the family is the primary caregivers rather than nurses. During my time as a bedside nurse I encountered countless patients all with different ideas of

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