Conceptual Analysis Of Comfort

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The purpose of this paper is to present an analysis of the concept of comfort using content delineated by Chinn and Kramer (2015, pp. 158-178). In doing so, I will provide a context for the concept of comfort, including how my nursing worldview shapes my view of comfort, how technology has impacted comfort, and explain the need to understand the concept of comfort in greater detail as it relates to nursing. Further, I will also examine the use of terms related to comfort, and how various sources of evidence define the concept of comfort; Accordingly, I will provide an exemplar, contrary, related and borderline case. Lastly, I will delve into characteristics that represent comfort. Concept of Comfort…show more content…
The Christian worldview (Shelly & Miller, 2006) informs my nursing practice, including my concept of comfort. Some central themes to the Christian worldview are: God is Creator, creating humans in his image (Genesis 1:26 & 14:22; New International Version). God is faithful, truthful, not self-seeking, not rude, trustworthy, gracious, forgiving, slow to anger, kind, merciful, and just (Nehemiah 9:17c; Deuteronomy 32:4). God is love, as such He loves unconditionally. God refers to himself as The Comforter, The Father of compassion, and the God of all comfort, He seeks to alleviate suffering. Sometimes God delivers us from suffering. God tells us that we will suffer and that suffering can strengthen us. God comforts us so that we can comfort others (Isaiah 49:13; 2 Corinthians 1:3-10). God advocates for the downtrodden, the oppressed, orphans, and widows (Psalms 82: 3 & 4). Jesus Christ modeled these truths in how he treated others. As a nurse, I try to actualize these truths not only in how I treat anyone in my interpersonal interactions. My worldview addresses the person, environment, health, and nursing (Chinn & Kramer, 2015). It addresses the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of a person; Moreover, it also frames my ethics forasmuch as it contains moral constructs, this framework extols the virtues of…show more content…
Patients in our observation area have vital signs assessed at least every shift; Furthermore, the data entered into the Epic Software Program in the EMR. The bottom of the vital signs segment is a segment to evaluate physical pain; Consequently, nurses assess pain at least three times per day. The pain assessment section is pretty detailed; a nurse can select the scale that was used to evaluate pain, then choose what comfort measures the nurse utilized. There is no reason why we could not have a scale to measure emotional pain there too, especially since is a psychiatric emergency room. The American Cancer Society uses such a scale to measure emotional distress (American Cancer Society, 2015). The hospital that I work at does not employ nurses in the area of informatics, and my manager and the IT staff do not have a psychiatric-mental health nursing background, so nurses from the Psychiatric ED were utilized as resources, to tailor the Epic Program for our specialized psychiatric ED service. The focus of the Hospital-wide Epic Program is physical health, not mental health; forthwith, the focus is still mostly the physical assessment. In 2008, the American Nurses Association adopted the DIKW framework, in which nursing informatics promotes the processing of data,

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