International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pediatrics | India | Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016


Application of Katharine Kolcaba Comfort Theory in Post Operative Child: Delivering Integrative Comfort Care Intervention by using Theory of Comfort ?A Case Study of a 5 year Old Child Admitted in PICU with Laprotomy Experiencing Post Operative Discomfort

Sharma Mukesh Chandra [4] | Kalia Raman [2] | Kolcaba Katharine


Abstract: Objective of case study -To apply Katharine Kolcabas nursing theory on post operative child admitted in PICU. Research approach - Case study approach was used in applying Katharine Kolcaba theory of comfort on post operative child. Application - Katharine Kolcaba comfort theory frame work used to assess patient condition, plan and deliver integrative comfort care interventions The steps followed for data collection planning and implementing effective care were based on the presuppositions of the Katharine Kolcaba theory. The tools used for data collection were Base line information of children. Comfort Behavior check list, Taxonomy structure of comfort or Comfort Grid and Comfort Daisies. . Comfort care interventions were delivered by using nursing process approach. These interventions were addressed across physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental aspects. Result of application of theory were analyzed and demonstrated improvement in child comfort level


Keywords: Discomfort, Post operative, Case Study, 5 year child, PICU, Katharine Kolacaba comfort theory


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016,


Pages: 1714 - 1720


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