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Describe the value of the humanistic approach to health and social care service provision

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P4- Describe the value of the humanistic approach to health and social care service provision Explain the humanistic perspective. An explanation of Maslow's theory known as the hierarchy needs: Maslow's theory is about the survival mechanisms of human beings and how they can be different. There are two different states of well-being humans are have. 1) This is about being comfortable physically and psychologically. 2) This is about benefiting from life, by exploring and reaching full potential through intellectual means or creativity. According to www.psychclassics.yorku.ca Maslow linked this by saying... ''becoming everything that one is capable of becoming'' Different people have different behaviours. Maslow's hierarchy of needs suggests that some people's behaviour is about just surviving with safety, love and security are engaged in because that it satisfying. However other people are self- actualization, this is about fulfilling their lives with ambition, confidence and self-esteem. Learning new skills and finding out about different people and about the universe. People who are self-actualization believe in free living and being a good human being. Hierarchy of needs The Hierarchy of needs is about treating the lower needs before trying to achieve needs that are higher. ...read more.


Alderfer had difficulty motivating his workers in the workplace so applied Maslow's motivational model. Alderfer noticed that the concern laid in three main categories for his workers. These were: * Material worries * Relationships at work and home * Being able to using their skills on the job and to be able to learn other aspects. After realising this Alderfer believed that workers are motivated by: ? Growth ? Existence ? Relatedness Self esteem: Self esteem is something that people have naturally or gain through life. People with a high self esteem are able to accept praise and take things as a compliment such as the way they look, exam marks or boyfriends/girlfriends. Many individuals gain praise through feeling desired and loved, physically and emotionally. According to www.stress-relief-tools.com 'Self esteem is an evaluation of the emotional, intellectual, and behavioural aspects of the self-concept... Self esteem is a confidence in our ability to think, to cope with the basic challenges of life and confidence in our right to be successful and happy.' Carl Rodgers Carl Rogers, born January 8, 1902 was a psychologist who made a theory through years of experience working with his clients. ...read more.


* Human behaviour is developed through own personal experience, weather if it is with self-image, relationships or personal actions. However this is not always the way because even if someone looks like they have huge self confidence, behind closed doors they may be incredibly insecure and lonely. For example, Britney Spears was in the limelight for the age of 16, she was seen as an icon with a lot of self belief and talent. By the time she was in her mid 20s she had a public breakdown through insecurity and vulnerability. Even if people look secure within themselves does not suggest they actually are. According to: Unit 8: Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care, Roger's self theory 'Being told you are successful is incongruent or inconsistent with the fact that you do not hold this view of yourself.' * When an individual truly believes in themselves and expresses themselves in a way that relates to how they feel can they really excel to their full potential. This is called self-actualise. However when someone does not achieve this and acts in a way such as being happy or sociable when they are in fact very much hurting inside will this lead to mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression. ...read more.

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