|Examining the Need for a Mobile Seclusion Module in Psychiatric Emergency Response and Exploring Modular Architecture Method
|김성현(Kim, Sung Hyun) ; 양내원(Yang, Nae-won)
| Modular Architecture; Seclusion Room; Rapid-response Module; Psychiatric Emergency; Mobile Hospital
|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.