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Towards the provision of appropriate maternity spaces in healthcare facilities of Malaysia - spatial studies on the selected maternity units

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina (2005) Towards the provision of appropriate maternity spaces in healthcare facilities of Malaysia - spatial studies on the selected maternity units. In: MICRA 2005, 4-5th May 2005, Fakulti Alam Bina, Universiti Malaya. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Public facilities for maternity care is among the earliest facility provided for the Malaysian public by the British. Maternity care includes pre and post-natal care that were provided as part of the primary care towards secondary care and subsequently a follow-up by the primary care caregivers. Traditionally, maternity care was given in the home. However, with Malaysia driving towards achieving a low mortality rate in childbirth, and control environment can only be obtained in special spaces, Maternity and Child Health Clinics, Alternative Birthing Centres and Labour and Delivery Units of hospitals were established. The contention was brought about among healthcare architects and caregivers on what are ‘adequate’ spaces amidst appropriate and functional spaces. The spatial study is thus aimed to review and analyse what the caregivers meant by ‘adequate’ spaces in meeting the needs of maternity services against the use of natural instincts or gut feelings. The methodology used will include observation, physical survey on the selected maternity facilities of the country; questionnaire survey on staffs and patients; as well as studies of the as-built drawings. The finding of this research is to provide the adequate and appropriate maternity care spaces in reciprocal to the level of care, as a guide to future maternity care projects in the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2915/13979.....paper part of PhD thesis on Labour Delivery Room designs
Uncontrolled Keywords: Appropriate, Functional, Maternity, Spaces
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 11:05
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 11:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13979

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