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A glossary includes descriptions for ethical principles, comfort theory, and practice terms, and definitions for research methods.
Included are summaries of Morse's ethnoscientific analysis of comfort, Benner's novice to expert theory, the Rankin-Box comfort theory, Donahue's review of the fine arts as represented in nursing, Arrington and Walborn's comfort caregiver concept, Andrews and Chrzanowski's work related to childbirth, Hamilton's article on comfort and the hospitalized chronically ill, Gropper's health promotion related to comfort, and Neves-Arruda, Larson, and Meleis's work with Hispanic cancer patients.