Medical and Dental Space Planning: A Comprehensive Guide to Design, Equipment, and Clinical Procedures / Edition 3

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This definitive reference offers detailed analyses of more than thirty medical and dental specialties and their respective space planning requirements. New to the third edition is coverage of new medical specialties including reproductive enhancement, LASIX eye surgery, breast care centers, larger ambulatory centers, and medical oncology. It also offers up-to-date information on digital technology-electronic medical records, digital imaging, diagnostic instruments, and networked communications-and how it impacts the design of medical and dental facilities. You'll also find out about recent changes in regulatory agency reviews of office-based surgery practices and ADA compliance.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Jain Malkin has long been at the forefront of the movement to transform the environment of health care through research-informed design. Her continual search for positive examples has resulted in wonderful books that should be on every serious practitioner's shelf. If we are to create new and better places for those working in, or impactd by, the health care field, we have much to learn from pioneers like Jain, and sources like her newest book. (D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects President, American College of Healthcare Architects)

This book has been a definitive reference on space planning of medical and dental facilities for decades. Its timely new edition will keep designers and practitioners ahead of the challenging developments transforming today's healthcare facilities and practices. (Bill Rostenberg, FAIA, FACHASmithGroup, Incorporated)

Jain's book has been the icon of well-planned healing environments for almost two decades. There is nothing like it as a stimulus and a resource in the design industry. This new edition builds on the stylishness, completeness and quality of earlier editions and updates us on robotics, digital radiography, and other technologies impacting planning and environmenta quality. Of particular interest is the redesign of primary care by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. (Derek Parker, FAIA Senior PrincipalAnshen & Allen Architects)

As a principal of interior design for a national architecture/planning/engineering/interior design firm specializing in healthcare design, I regard Jain Malkin's books as invaluable resources. They address complex medical specialties and technologies, presenting them in a comprehensive and organized fashion that informs and educates. We look forward to this new edition of "Medical and Dental Space Planning" as I know it will become the "go-to resource" in our library for staff at all levels.(Joanne MacIsaac, IIDA, IFMA Vice President/ Principal Interior Design TRO/THE RITCHIE ORGANIZATION)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471385745
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 664
  • Sales rank: 1,047,427
  • Product dimensions: 11.26 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Jain Malkin is President of Jain Malkin Inc., a San Diego, California, interior architecture firm specializing in healthcare facilities. She teaches at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Design, lectures widely on the design of healing environments, and is the author of Hospital Interior Architecture.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Changing Perspectives.

1. Psychology: Implications for Healthcare Design.

2. General Parameters of Medical Space Planning.

3. Practice of Medicine: Primary Care.

4. Medicine: Specialized Suites.

5. Diagnostic Medicine.

6. Group Practice.

7. Ambulatory Surgical Centers.

8. Sports Medicine.

9. Paramedical Suites.

10. Practice of Dentistry.

11. Impact of Color on the Medical Environment.

12. Interior Finishes and Furniture.

13. Lighting.

14. Construction Methods and Building Systems.

15. Researching Codes and Reference Materials.

Appendix A: Handicapped Accessible Toilet.

Appendix B: Suggested Mounting Heights for View Box Illuminators.

Appendix C: Specimen Pass-Through.

Appendix D: Medical Space Planning Questionnaire.

Appendix E: Dental Space Planning Questionnaire.


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