CHAPTER 12, Working with the Multidisciplinary Team
In completing the case study, students will be addressing the following learning objective:
Discuss the role of multidisciplinary teams in the care of clients.
1. A multidisciplinary team meeting is in progress for Cindy, a 21-year-old college student who has recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Cindy had been an excellent student on the dean’s list until 2 weeks ago, when she stopped attending classes, stayed in her room with the blinds drawn, and refused to eat because “they have poisoned the food.” The team includes Cindy’s psychiatrist, primary nurse, unit psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, and a registered dietician. Cindy and her parents attend the team meeting. The team members introduced themselves and stated that they would monitor and coordinate the treatment plan for Cindy, evaluate her progress in treatment, and plan for her discharge.
(Learning Objective: 1)
- How will the multidisciplinary team help Cindy and her family in the treatment of her schizophrenia?