dependency needs


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dependency needs

[di′pen·dən·sē ‚nēdz]
(psychology)
The vital, originally infantile needs for mothering, love, affection, shelter, protection, security, food, and warmth, which are also present in some degree even in adult life.
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Research tells us that opioid dependency needs a very different modality of treatment than other types of addictions.
Older people with the low to medium care needs are increasingly being cared for in their own homes and residential care is recommended for those with dementia and other high dependency needs who are no longer able to live safely without 24 hour support and supervision.
This has been a particular issue in areas such as dementia care where service users have increasingly high dependency needs, requiring higher staffing levels.
It aims to strengthen the capabilities of government and civil society to deal effectively with the ageing populations and to address the developmental potential and dependency needs of older persons.
In addition, the CQC highlighted that it was concerned there were insufficient numbers of staff on duty to meet the dependency needs of people living in the home, several of whom had limited mobility and required moving and handling assistance.
She said: "We have made sure we have secured a first-class service for our most vulnerable residents with high dependency needs.
We all need to be careful to avoid creating powerful dependency needs in our children.
Our results revealed that as compared to younger adolescents, the 16-year-old group tended to view close interpersonal relationships as threatening to their sense of independence and selfhood, to perceive significant others as callous and hostile, and to deny or avoid dependency needs.
Partners are not hostages in that sense of the word, but they are hostages to the dependency needs they have.
Partners are not hostages in that sense of the word,buttheyarehostages to the dependency needs they have.
At times, some of the assistant parents had evidently tried to manage the "dangerously heightened wish" to regress, and resume a "slavish dependency" on the mother, with a reactive defense, adopting an independent persona while becoming extremely attentive to the supposed dependency needs of the charge.