The technical term for comfort for health care is the immediate state of being strengthened by having the needs for relief, ease, and transcendence addressed in the four contexts of holistic human experience: physical, psychospiritual, sociocultural, and environmental.

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Taxonomic Structure of Comfort

 

Relief

Ease

Transcendence

Physical

pain

 

 

Psychospiritual

anxiety

 

 

Environmental

 

 

 

Sociocultural

 

 

 

For more information, please see the Taxonomic Structure of Comfort handout