Essay on Nurses Must Provide Emotional Support to Patients

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People often hear the saying “No man is an island.” This is because every individual needs other people in order to survive. It is definitely true that the three basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter must be given to people in order to survive in their environment. However, it does not end there. Those necessities are not good enough to make someone live a happy life. In order to achieve a life worth living, one must have a good relationship with the people present in his or her surroundings. An individual must be a part of an effective social process. This could mean that he or she should be able to give and to receive emotional care from other people. Rendering care and comfort to someone is such a good feeling, but to …show more content…
In order for an individual to satisfy the need for self actualization, he or she must satisfy first the four needs since self-actualization is the highest form of need. This paper aims to explore the underlying assumptions of concepts such as care, comfort, loneliness, and isolation. It also seeks to relate these assumptions to a grand concept of relation practice. To achieve this, the world of an individual who experiences one of those concepts would be examined, specifically the situation of a female suffering from a sickness called encephalitis, using the model proposed by Abraham Maslow. In order to come up with good results, the author would conduct an in-depth analysis of the concepts and of the situation of this female who is married and has two kids. She is suffering from encephalitis and she does not have a good relationship with her husband. This paper also aims to present a description of the concepts, the limitation of the concepts, and an analysis of the discrepancies that appear in the literature regarding the concept.
Review of the Literature In exploring the concept of relation practice, it is unavoidable to look at the conditions of nurses who are providing care and comfort for the patients in the hospitals. In different