Case study: an MDT approach to complex medical, psychological and social needs

Jacqueline Morris and Denise Davenport
Senior HIV Specialist Nurses/Health Advisors, Liverpool Centre for Sexual Health, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

The multidisciplinary team (MDT) model of care has developed to meet the complex medical, psychological and social needs of people living with HIV [1]. A multidisciplinary team approach can benefit both patients and health professionals. Advanced nursing skills can be applied within the MDT to provide person-centred, evidence-based nursing care and interventions. Multidisciplinary collaboration can promote a comprehensive, holistic view of patients’ needs through the availability of a range of skills and access to mutual support and education [2]. We have found that working with people with different professional backgrounds and different priorities can be challenging, and certain aims and principles are central to a positive outcome. Read more…