Theory of Comfort by Katharine Kolcaba

Theory of Comfort by Katharine Kolcaba

Instructions: Please follow the rubric

This is a professional paper in which headings, full sentences, paragraphs, correct grammar and punctuation, and correct citation of sources are required.

Application of Theory to Research:

Find two published, original sources in which researchers used the Theory of Comfort by Katharine Kolcaba as a framework, and/or the concept of interest to support their research. (Dear Writer, I already found two articles that you will use in your paper, please use ONLY these two articles as your main resources for research study #1 and research study #2. However, if you need additional references to support your paper, you are welcome to use them, but these two articles are your main sources) These articles must have been published within the past 10 years. Discuss how those researchers utilized the comfort theory (and/or the concept of interest) to support their research.  Include in the discussion of each study the purpose of the study, how the researchers used the comfort theory in their study, how the researchers used the concept of interest in their study, and how the researchers theoretically and operationally defined the concept of interest.

Style & Format:

The paper will be written using APA standards. The paper will include a title page (using specified format), 2-3 pages of text, and a reference list.  It will be double-spaced, written in 12-point Times New Roman font, and have 1-inch margins.  Professional and orderly presentation of ideas (precision, clarity, format, headings, grammar, spelling, & punctuation) with appropriate citation of sources in text and reference list is required.  Up to 0.5 points will be deducted for each type of grammar, spelling, punctuation, or format error.

Submission Instructions:

Only primary sources and empirical research articles are to be used for this assignment. Secondary sources such as, textbooks, literature reviews, systematic reviews, dissertations and concept analyses are NOT to be used. All articles in the application of theory to research section of the paper must be written within the past 10 years.

Submit the paper as a Word document. Use two articles that are provided for you as your main 2 Research studies.

Rubric

  1. Research Study #1 (USE THE APPROPRIATE DESIGNATION FOR THE STUDY: QUANTITATIVE OR QUALITATIVE) Brief discussion of purpose of the study (5 pts)
  2. Research Study #1 Brief discussion of how the concept of interest was used in their study (20 pts)
  3. Research Study #1 QUANTITATIVE research study Brief discussion of how researchers operationally defined the concept of interest (20 pts) OR QUALITATIVE research study Identify the type of guide used for the study (interview, observation, etc.) Brief discussion of the themes derived from the study (20 pts) MIXED METHOD STUDY: graded for either quantitative or qualitative portion of the study
  4. Research Study #2 (USE THE APPROPRIATE DESIGNATION FOR THE STUDY: QUANTITATIVE OR QUALITATIVE) Brief discussion of purpose of the study (5 pts)
  5. Research Study #2 Brief discussion of how the concept of interest was used in their study (20 pts)
  6. Research Study #2 QUANTITATIVE research study Brief discussion of how researchers operationally defined the concept of interest (20 pts) OR QUALITATIVE research study Identify the type of guide used for the study (interview, observation, etc.) Brief discussion of the themes derived from the study (20 pts) MIXED METHOD STUDY: graded for either quantitative or qualitative portion of the study
  7. APA Style & Format (10 pts) Style includes: Professional and orderly presentation of ideas (precision and clarity). Grammar, spelling and punctuation. Minimal use of direct quotes (1-2 max.) Format includes: Proper use of title page (using specified format), spacing, font, margins, and headings. Appropriate citation of sources in text and reference list. A minimum of 2 references are required. Up to 0.5 points will be deducted for each type of grammar, spelling, punctuation, or format error. Up to two points will be deducted for poor headings /insufficient headings/formatting

References for the two articles

Krinsky, R., Murillo, I., & Johnson, J. (2014). A practical application of Katharine Kolcaba’s comfort theory to cardiac patients. Applied Nursing Research27(2), 147–150. https://doi-org.ezproxy.uta.edu/10.1016/j.apnr.2014.02.004

Shu Hua NG. (2017). Application of Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory to the Management of a Patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Singapore Nursing Journal44(1), 16–23.