Comfort Theory and its application to pediatric nursing.

  title={Comfort Theory and its application to pediatric nursing.},
  author={Katharine Kolcaba and Marguerite A Dimarco},
  journal={Pediatric nursing},
  volume={31 3},
Although written protocols currently are directed more to pain relief than to the comfort of each child, there is increasing interest in pediatric literature about comforting strategies for children and their families. However, pediatric nurses/researchers currently utilize measures of discomfort that designate a neutral sense of comfort as in the absence of a specific discomfort. Assessing comfort as a positive, holistic outcome is important for measuring effectiveness of comforting strategies… CONTINUE READING

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