Maslow's Hierachy of Needs Question
- 0Nov 25, '13 by Stormy4894I feel so silly for being stuck on this topic for my care plan. Any who I need help classifying my patient into one of these categories.
She is a 92 year old patient living in a long term facility. She has RA, depression/anxiety, and many heart issues. She's widowed, lost her three sons, and her only living child is not doing well due to a stroke. She's suffering from social isolation because she doesn't ever have the desire to get out of bed to attend activities or eat lunch in the dining room.
I don't why I just cannot figure out where she which category she would fall under for Maslow's Hierachy. Thanks for the help .
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- 1Nov 26, '13 by Esme12 Senior ModeratorWelcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!
What is Maslows? Hierarchy of Needs
Five Levels of the Hierarchy of Needs
There are five different levels in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs:
- Physiological Needs
These include the most basic needs that are vital to survival, such as the need for water, air, food, and sleep. Maslow believed that these needs are the most basic and instinctive needs in the hierarchy because all needs become secondary until these physiological needs are met.
- Security Needs
These include needs for safety and security. Security needs are important for survival, but they are not as demanding as the physiological needs. Examples of security needs include a desire for steady employment, health care, safe neighborhoods, and shelter from the environment.
- Social Needs
These include needs for belonging, love, and affection. Maslow described these needs as less basic than physiological and security needs. Relationships such as friendships, romantic attachments, and families help fulfill this need for companionship and acceptance, as does involvement in social, community, or religious groups.
- Esteem Needs
After the first three needs have been satisfied, esteem needs becomes increasingly important. These include the need for things that reflect on self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition, and accomplishment.
- Self-actualizing Needs
This is the highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Self-actualizing people are self-aware, concerned with personal growth, less concerned with the opinions of others, and interested fulfilling their potential.
Mow which do you think applies to the patient?
- Physiological Needs