where they can specify chronic discomforts and interventions that they use at home for relief.
Evidence suggests that patients do better when their expectations about specific benefits of nursing care are discussed and met. Design a “comfort contract” whereby patients or their surrogates designate an expected level of postsurgical overall comfort, and also where they can specify chronic discomforts and interventions that they use at home for relief.
· Historical Background
· Definition of Theory Concepts
· Description of Theory: Major Components and Their Relationships
· Research Application for the Theory of Comfort
· Instruments Used in Empirical Testing
By the end of this lesson, the learner will:
· Research applications for the theory of comfort
· Discuss instruments used in empirical testing for “comfort”
Student Learning Outcomes (Outcomes 3 & 5)
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
· Examine the influence that nursing models and theories have upon research and practice.
· Apply nursing theory or theories to nursing research.
End of Program Outcomes:
· Create effective interdisciplinary organizational and systems leadership in the care of clients in diverse healthcare settings.
· Evaluate the effectiveness of clinical prevention interventions that affect individual and population-based health outcomes, perform risk assessments, and design plans or programs of care
· Relate knowledge of illness and disease management to providing evidence-based care to clients, communities, and vulnerable populations in an evolving healthcare delivery system.