Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

What is a multidisciplinary team meeting?

Announcements Posted on
Live webchat: Student Finance explained - on TSR from 2 - 3pm 17-09-2014
Got a question about Student Finance? Ask the experts this week on TSR! 14-09-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Hi, I was wondering what a Multidisciplinary meeting is? Do they discuss things like events that have happened in another hospital and try to apply what they have learnt to the care that they provide for patients? or do they discuss things like intending to remove a gasonastric tube from an elderly patient , and wheher or not they should do this?
    I f you can could you provide an example of something that is discussed in a MDT..
    Thank you very much! xx
    • 18 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by redgirl123)
    Hi, I was wondering what a Multidisciplinary meeting is? Do they discuss things like events that have happened in another hospital and try to apply what they have learnt to the care that they provide for patients? or do they discuss things like intending to remove a gasonastric tube from an elderly patient , and wheher or not they should do this?
    I f you can could you provide an example of something that is discussed in a MDT..
    Thank you very much! xx
    The one's I've seen have been discussing patients with new cancer diagnoses (or recurrences) and how best to manage them

    btw, probably not a good idea to talk about gasonastric tubes given they don't exist
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by redgirl123)
    Hi, I was wondering what a Multidisciplinary meeting is? Do they discuss things like events that have happened in another hospital and try to apply what they have learnt to the care that they provide for patients? or do they discuss things like intending to remove a gasonastric tube from an elderly patient , and wheher or not they should do this?
    I f you can could you provide an example of something that is discussed in a MDT..
    Thank you very much! xx
    MDTs can either be about joining up different specialties - e.g. Breast Cancer MDTs will go through the week's cases and have a contribution from the surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists with the combination determining which treatment is appropriate;

    or about joining up the different professions involved in a patient's care; e.g. medical inpatient MDTs will include doctors, nurses, social workers, physio\occupational therapy, and so on. The kinds of decisions will be more like your second example - the major topic is usually whether a patient can be discharged from the hospital, and where to. Psychiatric outpatients tend to be discussed in an MDT setting because they may see several professionals in addition to their consultant.

    I haven't been to any MDTs which fit your first example, though obviously that kind of knowledge or experience might inform someone's contribution. Most departments or firms will have some kind of regular journal club or departmental seminar where people will take it in turns to present relevant research which might change people's practice.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    What is a multidisciplinary team meeting?
    usually a load of ****.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: December 6, 2010
New on TSR

Writing your personal statement

Our free PS builder tool makes it easy

Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.