Katharine Kolcaba

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Katharine Kolcaba
Nationality United States
Fields Nursing
Known for Nursing theory

Katharine Kolcaba is an American nursing theorist and nursing professor. Kolcaba is responsible for comfort theory, a mid-range nursing theory that has been implemented at the institutional level.[1]

Education[edit]

Kolcaba earned a nursing diploma from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 1987 and a PhD from the same school in 1997.[2]

Faculty appointments[edit]

Dr. Kolcaba is Associate Professor Emeritus at University of Akron. She holds an adjunct position at Ursuline College.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

2007: Distinguished Alumni Award, The Cleveland General and St. Luke's Nurses' Alumni Association[2]
1994 - Present: Who's Who in American Nursing[2]

Works[edit]

  • Kolcaba, K. (2010). Impaired Comfort. In B. Ackley & G. Ladwig (Eds.). Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An evidence-based guide to planning care. (9th Edition)
  • Kolcaba, K. (2003). Comfort Theory and Practice: A vision for Holistic Health and Research. Springer Publishing Company.
  • Kolcaba, K. (2001). Evolution of the mid range theory of comfort for outcomes research. Nursing Outlook, 49(2), 86-92.
  • Kolcaba, K. (1994). A Theory of Comfort for Nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19, 1178-1184.

References[edit]

  1. ^ March, A; McCormack, D (Mar–Apr 2009), Nursing theory-directed healthcare: modifying Kolcaba's comfort theory as an institution-wide approach, Holistic Nursing Practice 23 (2): 75–80, PMID 19258847 
  2. ^ a b c d "More About Me". Comfort Line. Retrieved July 7, 2012.