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Information about basic_needs_PP_fall2015

Published on September 29, 2015

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UNDERSTANDING BASIC NEEDS: UNDERSTANDING BASIC NEEDS BY MANUEL A. GALLEGOS RN, BSN Basic Introduction to Basic Needs Theory: Basic Introduction to Basic Needs Theory Psychology is the study of mind and behavior to understand behavior and mental processes Over fifty years ago, Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) theorized that a specific series of needs must be met before any child could learn Current brain research confirms his theory This hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to fulfill basic needs before moving on to other needs Important concepts to know: Important concepts to know A person’s needs must be satisfied at one level prior to moving upward in a step-by-step progression Maslow said, “An individual is ready to act upon the growth needs if and only if the deficiency needs are met” Maslow’s Theory of needs: Maslow’s Theory of needs Further explanation of Needs: Further explanation of Needs These include the needs we have for oxygen, water, protein, salt, sugar, calcium, and other minerals and vitamins There are the needs to be active, to rest, to sleep, to get rid of wastes (CO2,  sweat, urine, and feces), to avoid pain, and to be intimate.  Conclusion: Conclusion Important to recognize that everyone has basic needs that must be met prior to focusing on other needs Understanding this concept could help caregivers prioritize care May give insight into client’s responses such as anxiety, fear, anger, hostility, withdrawal Understanding Maslow’s theory can help caregivers understand his or her clients

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