A nurse is caring for a patient who will need bariatric surgery. According to Maslow's hierarchy of Needs, which of the following patient needs would be categorized in the love and belonging classification? Select all that apply.


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- A secure room in the hospital in which to recover

- A visit from his spouse after surgery

- A phone call from co-workers to check on him

- A feeling of success that the surgery went well

- An order for medication to control pain and nausea


Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs was developed to exemplify patient needs on a scale in which higher order needs cannot be met until basic Physiological needs are met first. A mid-level need for love and belonging is met when the patient has visitors, feels accepted by his family and friends, and knows that others care about him.

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