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A conceptual model of intentional comfort touch.
J Holist Nurs. 2009 Jun; 27(2):127-35.JH

Abstract

This article discusses the application and integration of intentional comfort touch as a holistic nursing practice. A review of the literature on touch and its related concepts is included. Although nurses use touch frequently in patient encounters, it is not always used intentionally or deliberately to enhance care. The article compares and contrasts intentional comfort touch with nonintentional or procedural touch. The use of intentional comfort touch in innovative clinical settings with diverse and at-risk populations is described. Based on clinical experiences and the current literature, a conceptual model of intentional comfort touch is proposed. The application of touch is discussed as is the meaning and importance of intentional touch for students, faculty, and patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Family and Community Nurse Department, Emory University.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19443699

Citation

Connor, Ann, and Maeve Howett. "A Conceptual Model of Intentional Comfort Touch." Journal of Holistic Nursing : Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association, vol. 27, no. 2, 2009, pp. 127-35.
Connor A, Howett M. A conceptual model of intentional comfort touch. J Holist Nurs. 2009;27(2):127-35.
Connor, A., & Howett, M. (2009). A conceptual model of intentional comfort touch. Journal of Holistic Nursing : Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association, 27(2), 127-35. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898010109333337
Connor A, Howett M. A Conceptual Model of Intentional Comfort Touch. J Holist Nurs. 2009;27(2):127-35. PubMed PMID: 19443699.
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