What is it about?

Exploring the Journey of Indonesian Nurses in Japan: This study looks at Indonesian nurses who work as care workers in Japan. We talked to them to understand their experiences. Many nurses had hopes that weren't met, but they found ways to manage challenges with support from their workplaces. This study shows the importance of providing opportunities for nurses to grow in their careers, even when working in a different country.

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Why is it important?

Shining Light on Nurse Migrants: This study stands out by focusing on Indonesian nurses who work as care workers in Japan. This unique perspective offers valuable insights into their experiences, including unmet expectations and the challenges they face. In a world where international migration of healthcare workers is a growing trend, this research is timely and relevant. By understanding the journey of these nurse migrants, we can identify ways to better support them and ensure their professional growth, contributing to more effective cross-border healthcare collaborations.


I'm deeply impressed by its intimate depiction of the journeys of Indonesian nurses working in Japan. It's a powerful reminder that international healthcare work encompasses not just skills, but dreams, struggles, and the human side of migration. The study's exploration of unrealized hopes and adaptive strategies provides a vivid portrayal of the intricate challenges these nurses navigate. This work emphasizes the necessity for robust support systems that nurture both their professional growth and overall well-being. Such measures not only foster their individual development but also enhance the broader landscape of global healthcare cooperation.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: The course of broken dreams: The expectations and realities of the life of Indonesian nurses as care workers in Japan, Collegian Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia, April 2022, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2022.04.002.
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