What is it about?

In this study, we explored the experiences of Indonesian nurses working in Japanese hospitals. We found that they face challenges in communication and adapting to different nursing practices and cultures. To help them, we suggest providing support in language learning and bridging cultural gaps, which could benefit both the nurses and their patients.

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Why is it important?

This research is unique because it sheds light on the experiences of Indonesian nurses working in Japan, a topic that hasn't been extensively explored. It's timely because the movement of healthcare professionals across borders is a global trend, and understanding their experiences can inform better support systems. This study can help healthcare institutions, policymakers, and educators improve the integration and well-being of migrant nurses, making it relevant and valuable for a wide readership interested in global healthcare and migration issues.


This publication offers a valuable look into the experiences of Indonesian nurses in Japan's healthcare system. It's an important study because it highlights the challenges they face, such as language and cultural differences, and suggests ways to improve their integration. As someone interested in healthcare and cross-cultural dynamics, I find this research enlightening. It underscores the need to enhance communication and cultural understanding in healthcare, benefiting both nurses and patients. This work could influence policies and practices, promoting more inclusive and effective healthcare environments for nurses from diverse backgrounds.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Lived experience of Indonesian nurses in Japan: A phenomenological study, Japan Journal of Nursing Science, January 2016, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jjns.12108.
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