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KATHERINE KOLCABAShannon TrainerAssignment 3.1: Theory Project: Submit Content Outline
Katherine KolcabaEducationNursing diploma-St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing 1965RN to MSN- Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University 1987PhD & Certificate of Authority as a Clinical Nursing Specialist- 1997specialized in GerontologyEnd of LifeLong Term Care InterventionsComfort StudiesInstrument DevelopmentNursing TheoryNursing Research(Kolcaba, 2019)
Katherine KolcabaCareerCurrently retiredSevered as Associate Professor of nursingUniversity of Akron College of NursingMedical-surgical nursingLong-term careHome care(Kolcaba, 2019)
Reason for ChoiceLove of hospice and palliative careReason I’m pursuing my AGACNPOncology nurseComfort strongly associated with hospice and palliative careTrying to help the patient achieve a state of relief.
Comfort Theory (Middle Range Theory)Nurse provides comfort to patientPatient needs comfort (basic human need)Stressful situationsImplement comfort measures Communication between nurse and patient vitalComfort enhances desirable outcomesHealth seeking behaviorsPeaceful death Comfort exist in three formRelief- pain management (medication)Ease- environment and psychological state of patienttranscendence -able to rise above challenges(Kolcaba, 1995)(Kolcaba, 2001)
Comfort Theory (Middle Range Theory)For area of comfort physical,PsychospiritualSocialEnvironmentalComfort is unique for each patientComfort care is holistic (Kolcaba, 1995)(Kolcaba, 2001)
Comfort Theory Framework(Kolcaba, 1995)(Kolcaba, 2001)
Comfort Theory Taxonomic Structureo3 types of comfort that may be experienced by a patient. (Top)o4 different contexts that comfort may be experienced in (Side)oIdeal for a patient to have all boxes “checked off”, but not always possible.(Kolcaba, 1995)(Kolcaba, 2001)
Contributions to Nursing/ HealthcareoProvides a framework for clinical practice guidelinesoFramework provides complex perspective of comfortoInform practice and guide initiatives to improve the quality of healthcareoEnhances desirable outcomesHealth seeking behaviors

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