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Concept Analysis of Comfort
Nursing Forum
  • Mary Lou Siefert, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Peer-Reviewed Article
Publication Date
10-1-2002
Disciplines
Abstract

Topic: The concept of comfort, although used frequently and throughout the nursing literature, has not been clearly or consistently defined. Purpose: To clarify the meaning of comfort by employing the systematic approach of an evolutionary concept-analysis method. Sources: Books, journals, professional organization position statements, electronic searches. Conclusions: A clear definition and meaning of comfort is needed, and thus the ability to use this concept empirically in order to further nursing knowledge development.

DOI
10.1111/j.1744-6198.2002.tb01288.x
PMID
12592834
Publisher
Wiley
Pages
16-23
Citation Information

Siefert, M. L. (2002). Concept analysis of comfort. Nursing Forum, 37(4), 16-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2002.tb01288.x