Territoriality as a universal need.

  title={Territoriality as a universal need.},
  author={J Hayter},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={6 2},
  • J Hayter
  • Published 1981 in Journal of advanced nursing
Three aspects of territoriality are important to consider when planning nursing care: a physical space of one's own, a personal space, and the territory of expertise or role. Territoriality serves four functions: it provides security, privacy, autonomy, and self-identity, all of which are important for well-being. Many factors, such as age, sex, culture, and health status, affect the way people relate spatially to one another. The nurse should assess territorial needs routinely by asking the… CONTINUE READING