Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9304065212011Comfort in Nursing Elective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
It is investigated comfort care and its using in health sciences and services
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr. Şebnem ÇINAR YÜCEL
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to comprehend the concept comfort
2To be able to comprehend the taxonomic structure of Comfort Theory
3To be able to perform in Education
4To be able to perform in Researches
5To be able to measure the outcomes of comfort
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The description of Comfort Comfort Concept The Development of Comfort Theory Taxonomic Structure of Comfort Theory Utilization of Comfort in Care Comfort in Institutional Settings The Use in Education around the world Comfort as Nursing Diagnosis in Nursing Process The Use in Researches around the world The Use in Researches Outcomes of Comfort Comfort Measures
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, the description of Comfort
2Comfort Concept
3The Development of Comfort Theory
4Taxonomic Structure of Comfort Theory
5Utilization of Comfort in Care
6Comfort in Institutional Settings
7The Use in Education around the world
8Midterm exam
9Comfort as Nursing Diagnosis in Nursing Process
10The Use in Researches around the world
11The Use in Researches
12Outcomes of Comfort
13Comfort Measures
14Discussion
15Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Arslan H, Konuk DŞ (2009). Stigma, spiritüalite ve konfor kavramlarının meleis’in kavram geliştirme sürecine göre irdelenmesi. Maltepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Bilim ve Sanatı Dergisi, 2(1) : 51–58. 2. Hawley MP (2000). Nurse comforting strategies: Perceptions of emergency department patient, Clinical Nursing Research. 9(4):441-459. 3. Kolcaba K, Kolcaba R (1991a). An analysis of comfort. Journal of Advanced Nursing 16(11), 1301–1310. 4. Kolcaba K. (1991b). A taxonomic structure for the concept comfort. Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 23(1):237-238. 5. Kolcaba K. (1992a). Holistic Comfort: Operationalizing the construct as a nurse sensitive outcome, Advances in Nursing Science, 15(1):1-10. 6. Kolcaba K. (1992b). The concept of comfort in an environmental framework. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 18(6), 33– 38. 7. Kolcaba K (2003). Comfort Theory and Practice A vision for holistic health care and research, Springer Publishing Company, New York.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14570
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading15690
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)252
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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