Maternal / Newborn Question #35


The school nurse is assisting students during an athletic event. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, what dimension of care should the nurse make the highest priority in working with these clients?


  1. Esteem
  2. Safety
  3. Physiologic
  4. Belongingness


The correct answer is C since the students cannot move to next levels until their physiological needs are addressed. A student who did not have lunch and is running on the field cannot effectively meet higher order of needs. Students may need belongingness and affection, but need lower items tended to first.