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Katharine Kolcaba's Comfort Theory

I am taking a nursing theory class and need help with this question, what are some weaknesses associated with Katharine Kolcaba's comfort theory?

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Hi,

Good question! My research turned up three criticisms launched against the comfort theory, which are considered weaknesses. There is some overlap, however, across the three criticisms.

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1. I am taking a nursing theory class and need help with this question, what are some weaknesses associated with Katharine Kolcaba's comfort theory?

According to Kolcaba's theory, 'holistic' comfort is defined as the immediate experience of being strengthened through having the needs for relief, ease, and transcendence met in four contexts of experience (physical, psycho-spiritual, social, and environmental). The theory was developed using induction (from practice and experience), deduction (through logic), and from retroaction concepts (concepts from other theories) (see extra resources at URL:
http://www.thecomfortline.com/video.html and also the attached resources).

(1) Reductionist

One weakness is that it is reductionist e.g. focusing only on the factor 'comfort' and aspects of comfort in nursing interventions. Although the theory is referred to ...

Solution Summary

In reference to nursing theories, this solution discusses some of the weaknesses associated with Katharine Kolcaba's comfort theory. Supplemented with a resource with links to eight articles discussing this Kolcabo's theory. .

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