What is it about?

Many Indonesian nurses work as caregivers in Taiwan, but little is known about their experiences. This study talked to Indonesian nurses in Taiwan to understand their feelings and challenges. The nurses shared their reasons for working abroad, the difficulties they face, and the support they receive. They often hoped for a better life, but sometimes felt trapped and stressed due to unexpected challenges. Language barriers also made their jobs harder. The study suggests that both countries should create better policies to improve the situation for these nurses and ensure a positive experience for everyone involved.

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Why is it important?

This study delves into a topic that hasn't been widely explored: the experiences of Indonesian nurses working as caregivers in Taiwan. As the migration of healthcare workers becomes more common, understanding the challenges and emotions these nurses face is crucial. The findings shed light on their motivations, struggles, and support systems. By highlighting these unique experiences, the study contributes to the broader discussion on international healthcare migration and its impact on both nurses and the countries involved. This timely work could attract readers interested in healthcare, migration, and cross-cultural employment, expanding the conversation and potential solutions for improving conditions for migrant nurses.


As someone who values the importance of healthcare professionals and their contributions to global well-being, this study resonates with me on a personal level. It's fascinating to dive into the experiences of Indonesian nurses working in Taiwan, shedding light on the often challenging and complex journey they undertake. The dedication of these nurses to improve their lives and support their families is truly inspiring.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: The Lived Experiences of Indonesian Nurses Who Worked as Care Workers in Taiwan, Journal of Nursing Research, April 2020, Wolters Kluwer Health,
DOI: 10.1097/jnr.0000000000000355.
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