Concept Analysis

2029 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 9 Pages
Comfort: Concept Analysis Concept analysis deals with the careful job of guiding clearness to the meaning of concepts used in science, according to McEwen, M., & Wills, E. (2010) in Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice. This paper will analyze the concept of comfort which comes from Katarine Kolcaba’s Comfort theory. Comfort is the state that is experienced automatically by receivers of comfort interventions. It involves the holistic experience of being strengthened through having comfort needs addressed as defined by McEwen and Wills (2010). Comfort is a key concept and central value of nursing. As stated by Tutton, E., & Seers, K. (2003), An exploration of the concept of comfort, comfort is defined as a state, linked to outcomes …show more content…
Y. (1994), A theory of holistic comfort for nursing, that comfort is defined for nursing as the satisfaction (actively, passively or co-operatively) of the basic human needs for relief, ease or transcendence arising from health care situations that are stressful. No matter what situation patients may be confronted with, the concept of comfort is a vital need and should be a considerable need across life. Literature Review Although nursing literatures find it hard to easily define comfort, it is used often in the outlining the attributes and outcomes of several nursing concepts. Comfort is used within the nursing practice in multiple forms. Some of the times comfort is the focus of practice are with pain, during labor, and end of life. The concept of comfort has been at the far front of nursing practice. Concept analysis can lead to more comfort related research and interventions that patients can take advantage of.
One of the articles chosen for review was by Pearson, E. M. (2009), Comfort and its measurement--a literature review, which was critiqued. Here the article states that its aim is to identify measures fitting for evaluation of physical comfort in an area of clinical settings or specialized areas. The sample size used in their research was of 50 participants. This review has recognized logical devices for wheelchair seating comfort and wearable devices and explored a range of other ways of attempting to measure this
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