A Phenomenological Study on New Care Needs of Maslow’s Need-Hierarchy Among Disabled Residents at Nursing Homes in Modern Chinese Society

Jun Shen, Lily Dongxia Xiao, Yue Liu, Hong Zhang, Lin Wu

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Abstract

Introduction: Meeting the care needs of disabled residents of nursing homes is a vital element to providing high-quality care in modern society. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the disabled residents’ new care needs in nursing homes based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory from their perspectives in modern society. Method: This was a qualitative study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample of 23 disabled residents in a nursing home in China. All data were transcribed and coded for emerging themes. Results: A qualitative data analysis generated 4 dimensions and 12 aspects of needs: intelligent technology (including intelligent health management, intelligent life care, and intelligent psychological care), security (including air and food safety, network security, and protecting privacy), participation (including social relations, self-regulated learning, and volunteer service), and spirituality (including religious beliefs needs, maintaining dignity, and self-determination). Discussion: These findings can inform nursing home health care professionals about the new care needs of disabled residents to improve nursing home care protocols to accommodate residents’ expressed needs, thus fostering better care.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Early online date25 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • care needs
  • disabled elderly
  • nursing homes

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