W4 Assignment 1 Discussion

This paper covers the theory of comfort, which is a type of middle range theory. This theory asserts that in the scenarios of stressful health circumstances, nurses satisfy unfulfilled desires for comfort. The role of nurses is effective if patients in contrast to a past baseline obtain improved comfort. The direct patient result of improved comfort is hypothetically increasing. Therefore, improved comfort is affiliated directly as well as positively to casualties indulging in health-seeking behaviors abbreviated as HSBs. More so, as casualties are capable to indulge in HSBs, they claim that their contentment results to an advantage in bargaining with employers as well as monetary feasibility for relevant institutions. Factors that are affiliated to this advantage, as well as which are affiliated to institutional integrity, are referred to as institutional outcomes. This hypothesis is humanistic, holistic as well as centered on the casualties’ desires.

Based on Kolcaba (2001), the underlying assumptions of this hypothesis of comfort are: People possess holistic reactions to complex stimuli. Secondly, Comfort is a preferable holistic result that is relevant to the subject of nursing. Thirdly, people struggle to satisfy or have to satisfy, their fundamental comfort desires and this represents an active effort. Lastly, institutional integrity possesses a regularizing as well as descriptive constituent that is focused on casualty oriented value framework (Rivier Student, 2008).

With respect to the ideas given by Kolcaba, they are simply defined as well as the connection between them is clearly comprehended. The notions seem generalized as well as gauged by the creation of many measurement instruments intended for particular settings. The hypothesis is applicable in several distinct environments such as hospice, peri-operative besides radiation therapy as well as overall care areas (Rivier Student, 2008).


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