Importance Of Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs In Nursing

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory proposed by psychologist, Abraham Maslow, in 1943. This theory explains the basic concept of how humans are constantly striving to satisfy a need. Due to humans having many different types of needs, Maslow aimed to categorize them into levels according to complexity. He illustrates this in a pyramid-style format that is divided into five different levels that is then grouped into three different sections. The most basic human needs, physiological needs, are located at the bottom of the pyramid. This level represents what humans need in order to survive. The idea of this theory is that once the most basic needs have been met, we will enhance to the next level of needs and then work to satisfy those in …show more content…
When it is not implemented on certain patients, it’s clear to see that these individuals are the ones who do not regain their full potential in life. Personally, I know if I were a patient, I would not want a nurse who solely gave me medication with no other services along with it. A good nurse is one that goes to assure the patient is doing okay and will take time out to meet the basic needs before anything else. If basic needs are not met, how can anything else get done? If an immobile patient does not receive something as simple as water, then that patient could become dehydrated which could lead to other serious problems. Going off this situation, the patient would also not be able to move up to the next level of security due to the way they were neglected. Nursing goes beyond just treating a patient. Caring for a patient should be a nurse’s number one priority. When both caring and treating are exhibited together along with Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, anything is possible. All of these factors in my nursing practice contribute to me being able to have a well-rounded

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