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What is a multidisciplinary meeting?
A multidisciplinary team is a group of health professionals from a range of different fields who
work together to care for and treat your child.
The team will meet at the time of your child's diagnosis and then regularly
during his or her ongoing care to review their condition, decide on the
best treatment and make sure your child is receiving the best
possible care. These meetings are called multidisciplinary
meetings. Usually, more than one child is discussed at each
meeting. Staff at the meetings include doctors, nurses,
psychosocial and allied health professionals such as social workers, physiotherapists,
dietitians and occupational therapists.
We may also provide information about your child's treatment and care plan to your family doctor or general practitioner
(GP), paediatrician and other health professionals involved in your
During the meeting the team will discuss your child's
medical history, test results and health information related
to your child's treatment. All staff at the meeting understand that
everything discussed is confidential. A member of the team will
talk with you about recommendations from the meeting, as
Please ask your doctor if you have any questions about
multidisciplinary meetings or your child's treatment and care
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Children's Hospital and Paediatric Integrated Cancer
Service. First published: July 2012
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