Ageing in Indonesia – health status and challenges for the future

Kadar, Kusrini S., Francis, Karen, and Sellick, Kenneth (2013) Ageing in Indonesia – health status and challenges for the future. Ageing International, 38 (4). pp. 261-270.

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Ageing and problems concerning the aged were until recently the domain of developed countries, but they are now becoming and increasing and alarming reality in developing and underdeveloped countries such as Indonesia. Families and even the nation are facing many challenges relating to support for the elderly. This is because in the past developing policies, and caring for, the elderly were not major priorities of Government as the elderly represented a small percentage of Indonesia's population. One of the challenges impacting on the provision of care for the elderly is the lack of health service programs for the elderly who are living in their own homes. Health personnel shortages including community health nurses have been identified as a significant contributor to this health service problem. This paper will initially consider Indonesia's geography as a nation comprising many islands. It will then discuss the impact of a changing population profile and present and overview and critique of the current level of health services provided to promote wellbeing for the elderly.

Item ID: 49368
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0163-5158
Keywords: ageing, Indonesia, elderly, health system, programs for elderly
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 02:02
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 50%
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