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Helen Erickson: Modeling and Role Modeling TheoryBenefits to Erickson’s theoryAdaption to the environment and limitations of the patientUnconditional acceptance: no matter the disability the patient is accepted and made to feel like they are worthy of this lifeSupport for growth spiritually and healing medicallyBarriers to Erickson’s theoryUnmet basic needsProvide basic needs based on Maslow’s hierarchyMorbid griefProvide support and alternatives to complete tasks, use faith to help overcome grief of losses
Katharine Kolcaba: Theory of ComfortComfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care. (Petiprin, 2016)Comfort: relief, ease, and transcendenceFour Contexts of comfort: physical, psych spiritual, environmental, and sociocultural.
Katharine Kolcaba: Theory of ComfortCurrent PracticeEnsuring patients comfort: home items, family, pain controlManipulating the environment to ensure comfort: temperature, lights, pillowsHolistic Comfort: ensuring relief, ease and transcendence. Positive OutcomesPain controlComfort measuresEnd of life care
Katharine Kolcaba: Theory of ComfortBenefits of Comfort theoryAttention to comfort measuresManipulated environment to ensure comfortCare plans address comfortPain is the fifth vital signBarriers of Comfort theory Social economics are not taken into consideration. Can they pay for the care needed? Supportive organizations with fund available? End of life careCan you provide comfort? Available comfort measures based on institution and disease
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