Title Examining the Need for a Mobile Seclusion Module in Psychiatric Emergency Response and Exploring Modular Architecture Method
Authors 김성현(Kim, Sung Hyun) ; 양내원(Yang, Nae-won)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2023.39.8.25
Page pp.25-36
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Modular Architecture; Seclusion Room; Rapid-response Module; Psychiatric Emergency; Mobile Hospital
Abstract In recent years, the psychiatry department has witnessed a surge in patient visits, attributed to the prevalence of psychiatric symptoms in daily life, worsening acute mental conditions, and concurrent emergency physical illnesses. Notably, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the infection rate among psychiatric patients continues to rise. Consequently, there’s a growing demand for isolation beds for psychiatric patients within medical facilities, allowing constant monitoring by medical personnel to mitigate the spread of infections. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of implementing mobile architecture in the design of seclusion room modules for psychiatric emergency situations. The research delves into the requisites of a seclusion room module, its potential for modular construction, and its viability as a medical space. Methodologically, the focus centers on examining the viability of a mobile seclusion room module. This involves analyzing existing healthcare infrastructure and the seclusion room requirement from a psychiatric department perspective. In conclusion, this study represents a foundational stride toward a mobile medical space capable of providing infection-safe and protective isolation for mentally ill individuals, facilitating both physical and internal surgical treatments during emergencies. Additionally, this study explores the potential of creating a seclusion space based on a modular construction method.