Vol. 17 No. 2 (2013): Journal of Nursing Pensar Enfermagem
Original Articles

Comfort and well-being as concepts in use in nursing

Célia Simão de Oliveira
Enfermeira, Mestre em Ciências de Enfermagem, Doutorada em Enfermagem; Professora Coordenadora da ESEL; Investigadora na ui&de

Published 2013-12-30


  • Well-being,
  • concepts,
  • comfort,
  • nursing

How to Cite

de Oliveira, C. S. (2013). Comfort and well-being as concepts in use in nursing. Pensar Enfermagem, 17(2), 2–8. https://doi.org/10.56732/pensarenf.v17i2.79


This paper presents the author’s perspective on the level of differentiation and use of the concepts ‘comfort’ and ‘well-being’ in the area of health in general, and particularly within the context of nursing. This paper aims to define these concepts and to outline their connection with the practice of nursing and it’s social function. In this context, it equates the advantage and proposes the use of the concept ‘comfort’, with the aim of approximation and conceptual and clinical harmonization; that is to say, it seeks to show, from the concept of “comfort”, its adjustment to what nursing seeks as a result of its social contribution.


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