Promoting comfort

Rhonda WILSON, Thembelihle Mathe, Riley Wheeldon

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Abstract

One of the most valued ways in which nurses provide care for their clients is by promoting comfort. this encompasses more than simply assessing and managing pain. It enables people to gain rest, reduce anxiety and stress, and cope with or reduce discomfort and pain. Recipients of expert nursing care often describe how the way a nurse listened to them, care for them or paid attention to the seemingly little things such as making a bed or providing a cup of tea helped them to cope with or recover from an uncomfortable time in their lives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Nursing Skills
Subtitle of host publicationAn Australian Perspective
Place of PublicationPort Melbourne, Australia
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter11
Pages279-308
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9781316620212
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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WILSON, R., Mathe, T., & Wheeldon, R. (2017). Promoting comfort. In Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective (pp. 279-308). Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.