|Dimensions||Definition of dimension||Definition of need related to dimension|
|Meaning||The dimension that provides orientation to an individual's life and promotes his or her overall life balance.||
The Need for life balance
The need to rebuild a new life balance and the need to learn how better to cope with illness or disability.
|Transcendence||The anchor point exterior to the person; the relationship with an external foundation that provides a sense of grounding.||
The Need for connection
The need for connection with his or her existential foundation and the need for Beauty (aesthetic sense).
|Values||The system of values that determines goodness and trueness for the person; it is made apparent in the person's actions and life choices.||
Value 1: The Need for values acknowledgement
The need that health professionals know and respect one's values.
Value 2: The Need to maintain control
The need to understand and to feel included in decision-making processes and to be associated with health professionals' decisions and actions.
|Psycho-social Identity||The patient's environment; those elements, such as society, caregivers, family, and close relationships that together make up the person's singular identity.||
The Need to maintain identity
The need to be loved, to be heard, to be recognized, to be in touch, to have a positive image of oneself and to feel forgiven.