Psychosocial aspects of kidney failure can cause problems in all aspects of a person’s life, where problems often arise include: changes in emotions, fear and anger, despair and loss of hope. This study aims to explore in depth about the experience of patients with chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis from psychosocial aspects in Raden Mattaher General Hospital Jambi. This study uses qualitative research methods with a phenomenological approach. Data were obtained by in-depth interviews with ten participants using purposive sampling technique and analyzed by the Collaizi method. The results of the study are seven (7) themes including (1) physiological changes, (2) psychological changes, (3) social changes, (4) coping mechanisms used, (5) sources of support received, (6) patient expectations, (7) the benefits of hemodialysis. It is expected that nurses are able to provide the best service, able to detect and overcome psychosocial problems experienced by patients, so as to improve the quality of life of patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Keywords : Hemodialysis, Experience of Cronic Renal Failure, Psychosocial.