Hemodialysis is a treatment program that should be done for life in patients with chronic kidney disease. This can cause a variety of physical, social and psychological problems, including low self-esteem psychosocial issues and ultimately impacting the motivation and meaning of life. This study aims to determine the description of motivation and meaning of life in hemodialysis patients with low self esteem. The research method used descriptive with cross sectional approach. The sampling technique used total sampling with a sample of 43 hemodialysis patients with low selfesteem in padang city. The results showed that the motivation of patients showed low motivation, while the meaning of life of hemodialisa patients with low self esteem in the Hospital in the City of Padang shows the meaning of life is. Suggestions need a nursing intervention to increase the self-esteem of hemodialysis patients who experience low self-esteem.
Keywords : Hemodialisa, motivation, meaning of life.