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  1. Pinto, Sara MSc, RN
  2. Caldeira, Silvia PhD, MSc, RN
  3. Martins, Jose Carlos PhD, MSc, RN
  4. Rodgers, Beth PhD, RN, FAAN


Although comfort is cited as an important component of nursing care, a definition that provides a firm conceptual foundation for research and nursing science is still needed, particularly in nursing classifications and taxonomies. This article provides a clear and evidence-based definition, improving research, development, and implementation of specific nursing interventions.