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