Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 2

COVID19 Non-compliance; Maslow’s Theory of Needs and the Human Spirit: Are they Linked?

Manfred Mortell RN

Assistant Professor Nursing, Department of Nursing, University of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

*Corresponding Author: Manfred Mortell RN, Assistant Professor Nursing, Department of Nursing, University of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas.

Received: November 17, 2021; Published: January 27, 2022


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began in Wuhan, China in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic incarnates a significant worldwide health emergency, with international governments endorsing COVID-19 safeguard actions; which necessitated a noteworthy change in public behavior. However, non-compliance with safeguard processes, such as the “lockdown”, social and physical distancing, hand-hygiene conformity, and the use of personal protective equipment, such as facemasks were prevalent. Distinguishing and comprehension of the structure of human needs was crucial for the operational preparation and implementation of COVID-19 safety strategies. In order to increase community compliance with COVID-19 pandemic safeguards, reducing defiant behaviors, and protecting lives, Abraham Maslow’s theory of human needs could explain public non-compliance behavior. Maslow’s theory of human needs proposes a structure which illuminates why human beings are motivated, how they thrive, and why they may become non-compliant with COVID19 safety guidelines which are employed as safety measures.

Keywords:Behavior; COVID-19; Maslow’s Theory of Human Needs; Non-compliance


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Citation: Manfred Mortell RN. “COVID19 Non-compliance; Maslow’s Theory of Needs and the Human Spirit: Are they Linked?". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.2 (2022): 25-31.


Copyright: © 2022 Manfred Mortell RN. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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