Turkish Journal of
Cardiovascular Nursing
Case Report

The Use of Kolcaba Comfort Theory in Nursing Management of a Patient with Vena Cava Superior Syndrome

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Ege Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye

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Bandırma Onyedi Eylül Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Balıkesir, Türkiye

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Balıkesir Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Balıkesir, Türkiye

Turkish Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2021; 12: 134-140
DOI: 10.5543/khd.2021.36349
Read: 609 Downloads: 148 Published: 20 April 2022

Vena Cava Superior Syndrome (VCSS) is a combination of clinical symptoms and interruption of the vena cava circulation owing to obstruction in the vein that drains blood from the head, neck, arms, and upper thorax into the right atrium. In VCSS, many symptoms are seen because of compression caused by a tumor. The feeling of discomfort experienced by the patient brings about the deterioration in the individual’s sense of comfort. The concept of comfort, which is expressed as getting rid of the situation that causes distress for the individual, and attaining comfort is directly related to nursing care practices. The concept of comfort and the comfort need of the ill individual were first mentioned by Nightingale and was developed by Katharina Kolcaba as a nursing theory. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the nursing care of the individual diagnosed with VCSS during the pandemic period and followed up in the clinic using Comfort Theory.

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