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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.
• Research applications for the theory of comfort
• Discuss instruments used in empirical testing for “comfort”
• Examine the influence that nursing models and theories have upon research and practice
• Apply nursing theory of theories to nursing research
Please have at least two references that are no older than five years.