Advance Care Planning in Indonesia: Current state and future prospects

Diah Martina, Maria Astheria Witjaksono, Rudi Putranto

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Indonesia is a low-middle income country in Southeast Asia, as well as the world's fourth most populous and largest archipelagic nation. Indonesia has approximately 1,300 ethnic groups that speak 800 different languages and are typically collectivist and religiously devout. With an aging population and an increasing number of cancer patients, palliative care in the country remains scarcely available, disproportionally distributed, and underfunded. All of these factors (economic level, geographical and cultural landscapes, and palliative care level of development) pose a considerable impact on the adoption of advance care planning in Indonesia. Nonetheless, recent advocacy initiatives promise some hopes in advance care planning in Indonesia. Furthermore, local studies suggested opportunities to implement advance care planning, particularly through capacity building and a culturally sensitive approach to it. This article describes the present situation of advance care planning in Indonesia, including its challenges and opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-98
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023


  • Advance Care Planning
  • Cultural sensitive
  • Indonesia
  • Palliative care
  • Religious


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