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practiced and achieved through rigorous hard work; where providing comfort care must be taught effectively in order to make those who chose to care for others on a daily basis understand the key concepts involved in implementing this theory.
COMFORT THEORY 7 Administration The comfort theory can effectively be utilized in healthcare administration in numerous ways. One, it can help raise patient satisfaction by implementing comfort care techniques discussed in the theory throughout the hospital, not just by nurses. Two, administration can use the comfort theory and its framework to not only provide patient satisfaction but employee satisfaction as well. By providing comfort to their employees’ administration can provide a comfortable place of business to work allowing staff to be satisfied and strive to provide the same care they receive from their administration team. Research Nursing and healthcare, in general, are constantly changing and growing with new and innovative ideas and research. Evidence-based-practice is a key foundation in how healthcare is run today. Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory can be utilized in research by providing evidence-based research on how the effects of providing comfort care enhance healing, increase patient satisfaction, and increase nurse satisfaction. Research can also be done through questionnaires provided to patients on their experiences with their care. The General Comfort Questionnaire (GCQ) allows patients to express their personal opinions on the care provided to them in covering the physical, spiritual, environmental and social dimension (Melo, Silva, Pereira, & Caetano, 2017). This allows healthcare teams to research patient satisfaction and see where things need to be changed and revamped in providing comfort care. Pediatric Practice Medical intervention is more often than not the primary focus in the healing process, especially in the pediatric population. However, implementing the comfort
COMFORT THEORY 8 theory by providing comfort to both patients and parents provides a sense of security and can help the healing process without any medical intervention. Having worked with children for over eight years, one comes to understand children have a fear of the unknown. Providing age-appropriate explanation and what to expect step by step provides children with a sense of comfort that allows them to relax and be at ease when it comes to medical intervention. In relation to providing comfort to parents, a little goes a long way. Parents are often just as scared as their children when it comes to fear of the unknown. Comforting parents, providing reassurance, answering questions, or just being there ensures the foundation of a trusting relationship between the nurse and family which is imperative in providing comfort to patients and families.

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