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Humanising healthcare spaces through culture: designing of labour delivery room for the Malay Muslim community as case study

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Abdul Rahim, Zaiton (2016) Humanising healthcare spaces through culture: designing of labour delivery room for the Malay Muslim community as case study. In: Health for All: Cultural, Operational and Technological Influences. Tesis-Inter University Research Centre, Florence, pp. 51-66. ISBN 978-88-941518-1-7

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Modern an women had lived in medicalised world from birth till death with the advent of modern sciences brought about into the healthcare environment. Culture as a way of life of ordinary man suddenly stops as one enters the alien world of modern healthcare where certain expected behavioral standards are required. Many researches were made to humanises healthcare environment so as to soften the clashes of the environment.However, there are very little inroads made to humanise the clinical areas of the healthcare environment apart from interior decoration and spatial layout. Malaysia had awaken from its colonial days and accepted the fact that traditional medicines lives in a separate stream from the mainstream modern medicine as alternative choices.Birthing as a normal event, however has been brought modern healthcare from its traditional setting to save life of both mother and child. The objective of this research is to humanise the clinical spaces of the modern healthcare environment using labour delivery room as the case study and the Malay-Muslim culture as the humanising factor

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2915/55801
Uncontrolled Keywords: humanising, clinical spaces,culture,birth, Malay-muslim
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017 16:30
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 16:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55801

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