multidisciplinary


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

multidisciplinary

adjective Referring to an approach to patient care involving more than one discipline and different health professionals (e.g., doctors, nurses, psychologists and occupational therapists).

mul·ti·dis·ci·plin·ary

(mŭl'tē-dis'i-pli-nar'ē)
Collective; involving health care providers from more than one discipline.
See also: interdisciplinary

multidisciplinary

(mŭl″tī-dĭs′ĭ-plĭ-năr-ē)
Relating to multiple fields of study involved in the care of patients. The term suggests that the various disciplines are working in collaboration, but in a parallel mode of interaction. Each distinctive discipline is accountable and responsible for its tasks and functions regarding patient care.
References in periodicals archive ?
The study evenly randomized 74 patients to six, 2-hour sessions led by a specialist nurse, gastroenterologist, dietician, physiotherapist, and a psychologist or to three, 2-hour sessions led by a specialist nurse using the same content as in the multidisciplinary education.
The evidence base for cognitive and behaviourally based multidisciplinary management of chronic pain is quite strong and there is increasing acknowledgement that this type of therapy improves outcomes when combined with standard medical treatments.
* stimulate and support the communication and correlation between different parties in the design multidisciplinary team during early stages of product development;
King Mohammed VI of Morocco inaugurated, here Thursday, a multidisciplinary complex for young entrepreneurs and launched the construction works of a social complex, at a total cost of $ 14.6 mln.a The monarchavisited the dependencies of the multidisciplinary complex, built part of Morocco's anti poverty program, the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH).
In an attempt to overcome some of the barriers faced by evening dialysis patients, a formalized multidisciplinary clinic will be implemented on a trial basis and evaluated in a qualitative manner through an anonymous patient satisfaction survey.
The Government said the strategy will look at how to deliver better frontline care to families across Australia, with priorities including: better rewarding of prevention; promotion of evidence-based management of chronic disease; support for patients with chronic disease to better manage their condition; support for the role GPs play in the health care team; addressing the growing need for access to other health professionals including practice nurses and allied health professionals; and encouraging a greater focus on multidisciplinary, team-based care.
With the aid of our patient-care goal sheet, our multidisciplinary teams believe that we have provided the highest quality of care and created an environment steeped in excellence and improved patient outcomes.
The purpose of this grant is to provide seed money to develop or implement a cancer-related multidisciplinary education project or program.
Among the many interesting observations presented in the report was the role that multidisciplinary chemistry would play in the future: "Multidisciplinary research--collaboration by scientists in different disciplines who bring a depth of expertise and an interest in the periphery-will be increasingly common.
The book, Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Environmental Quality, brings together the multidisciplinary expertise of individuals in the technical and scientific communities who are working to quantify the environmental benefits of conservation practices on agricultural land at landscape and watershed scales.
Today's practice environment is multidisciplinary, and clinical leadership is often provided by an equally multidisciplinary group of practitioners.
A review of the medical records of 149 patients with breast cancer who were referred to a multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic during a one-year period resulted in changes in interpretations in 45% of the cases, including changes in surgical management in 11% of patients and changes in pathology interpretations in 29% of patients.

Full browser ?