The existing six-bed patient rooms, general type of multiple-bed rooms in Korea causes many problems for the amenity of patients. We should reconsider their inconvenience carefully and try to provide the right to keep their privacy and enjoy amenity. The number of patients of multi-bed rooms is very critical point to improve the environmental condition of the patient rooms. So This paper aims to provide the possibilities of four-bed rooms through the comparison and analysis of six and four-bed room for planning and design.
Healthcare design has been considered as one of the most complex design types. In this study, healthcare design complexity is analysed by the following categories: (1) function; (2) medical technology; (3) scientific knowledge; (4) aesthetics; and (5) interest group complexity. The central questions here are: (1) What is the impact of specialized knowledge on the professional practice; and (2) What are the relationships between design complexity and specialized knowledge. To answer these questions, this study utilizes two approaches, including mail-out questionnaires survey and in-person and focus group interviews. This study found that healthcare design architects emphasize the technical component of specialized healthcare design knowledge. Thus they perceive that architectural research, as a tool to increase specialized healthcare design knowledge, is beneficial to solve the technical components including medical technology and functional problems. In the professional practice, however, architectural research is hardly conducted due mainly to the lack of money and time for it. Different perceptions regarding healthcare design complexity and architectural research among the firms exist, depending on the firm size. These results imply that the knowledge management strategy of large firms can be more efficient to the organizational growth than the small firms.
Rehabilitation medicine patients in Korea have increased due to the development of medical technology and the structural change of diseases resulted from life quality improvement. Following this trend, many hospitals are making efforts, such as renovating rehabilitation medicine, but architectural criteria are not sufficiently suggested for specialized rehabilitation medicine.The purpose of this study is to present the research data to improve the quality of rehabilitation medicine in general hospital. Data collecting skills such as drawing documents analysis, interviews, observation were used to examine the condition of rehabilitation medicine. And, case study method was used to generate the design data which can be used for the appropriate spatial composition and the area calculation
The construction can proceed in different ways according to the acquired profitability of the hospital during the construction and to the features of departments or areas. This study is an analysis of remodeling construction processes to resolve major tasks of remodeling. The remodeling strategies gained from this study can be summed up as follows: 1) Remodeling work in hospitals involves the acquire relocation of space through extensive area renovations and then moving back to the space, and lastly working on the empty space. Thus, it is more advantageous in terms of construction work to demolish the existing buildings than to acquire the relocation space through extensions or renovations. That is, demolition after the maximum utilization of the existing buildings is the most desirable in terms of space availability.2) The construction methods for remodeling are two: a method of carrying out construction by dividing the plane areas into several individual ones and of working on it floor by floor. In case of ward areas, and the outpatient area, the construction proceeds after securing the relocation space and partially setting construction areas in order to minimize the decrease in profitability due to the smaller number of beds and treatment rooms during construction. If the outpatient diagnosis/ treatment area and the supply area relocate together with the ward areas, there may be extra expenses. Thus, doing construction by area, while partially operating those areas or after relocating the whole areas.
This study is a second paper of the re-structuring strategies of healthcare facilities in Kwang-ju and Jeon-nam province for it's competition power in the emerging global health care market. Kwang-Ju city and Jeon-nam province have had difficulties in building a balanced healthcare system because of rapidly declining population, weakened healthcare infra-structure and geographical problems of healthcare supply by numerous islands. This paper presents the new approaching process for re-building healthcare network in the regional healthcare facilities planning. In addition, it analyzes health planning index, healthcare system, the concept of health care networking, etc. Finally, this presents the case study of regional healthcare facilities planning in Kwang-ju city and Jeon-nam Province.
This study presents how Seoul National University Hospital, one of the representative hospitals in Korea, has been developed and changed from the opening to the present. It tried to find a trend in Korea hospital development through the investigation of Seoul National University Hospital, with the purpose of presenting a basic source of reference to hospital architecture planning.
The purpose of this study is to build fundamental data related to corridor space for nursing home design. Elderly with dementia were observed in corridor space at two nursing homes in In-cheon City. Two types of behavior were found out through in-depth observation; Group and Personal behaviors. Group behaviors were varying according to the type of programs such as rest, care, diet, and therapeutic services. Personal behaviors could be classified into wandering and private seclusion. These two behaviors were influenced by management programs of facilities, services of care-givers and individual characteristics of residents. The result of this study was discussed on the following matters: 1) Optimum size of residential unit; 2) Working spaces of care-givers; 3) Relationship between bedroom and common space for gathering; 4) Planning for wandering path; 5) Familiarity of interior finishing materials