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Barriers to kidney transplants in Indonesia : a literature review

Bennett, P.N. and Hany, A. 2009, Barriers to kidney transplants in Indonesia : a literature review, International nursing review, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 41-49.

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Title Barriers to kidney transplants in Indonesia : a literature review
Author(s) Bennett, P.N.
Hany, A.
Journal name International nursing review
Volume number 56
Issue number 1
Start page 41
End page 49
Total pages 9
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2009-03
ISSN 0020-8132
1466-7657
Keyword(s) dialysis
Indonesia
kidney
nursing
renal
transplant
Summary Background: People living with chronic kidney disease will require renal dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life. Although Indonesia has a developing healthcare industry, Indonesia's kidney transplant rates are lower than comparable nations.

Purpose:
To explore the healthcare literature to identify barriers to kidney transplants in particular in relation to Indonesia.

Methods: Healthcare databases were searched (CINAHL, Medline, EBSCOhostEJS, Blackwell Synergy, Web of Science, PubMed, Google Scholar and Proquest 5000) using the search terms: transplant, kidney disease, renal, dialysis, haemodialysis, Indonesia and nursing. The search was limited to English and Indonesian language data sources from 1997 to 2007. Reference lists of salient academic articles were hand searched.

Results: The results of our search identified six articles that met our criteria. Costs are the major barrier to kidney transplant in Indonesia, followed by cultural beliefs, perception of the law, lack of information and lack of infrastructure. In addition, kidney disease prevention strategies are required.

Conclusions:
There are many complex socio-economic, geographical, legal, cultural and religious factors that contribute to low kidney transplant rates in Indonesia. Although an increase in transplantation rates will require strategies from various agencies, healthcare professionals, including nurses, can play a role in overcoming some barriers. Community education programmes, improving their own education levels and by increasing empowerment in nursing we may contribute to improved kidney transplant rates in Indonesia.
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Language eng
Field of Research 110312 Nephrology and Urology
Socio Economic Objective 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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