PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to clarify the concept of discomfort identification by concept development in the nursing home. METHODS: The Schwartz–Barcott and Kim's hybrid model was used. FINDINGS: The identification of discomfort can be explained as an interactive and confirmative process of sympathetically responding to patients with dementia's problem behavior expressions that communicate unmet needs. CONCLUSIONS: The identification of discomfort has the potential to improve the detection of multidimensional discomfort related to nursing diagnosis as a holistic and patient-centered approach. IMPLICATION FOR NURSING PRACTICE: The findings could help nursing home nurses have a better understanding of identification of discomfort and can improve nurses and interdisciplinary caregivers' knowledge for developing appropriate comfort caring activities.
- Discomfort, patients with dementia, nursing home
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Research and Theory
- Fundamentals and skills