another instance in medicine where i think working multidisciplinary is key is with substance abuse and substance abuse treatment. Stepping Stone Center has a WONDERFUL introduction to how this works with their patients and i highly encourage you to check it out. substance abuse is something that hits home for me, its an issue that has plagued my family for a long time now, and i've seen so many attempts to stay clean fail. i truly think that the only way that addicts are going recover to their fullest potential is to attack the cause at every angle. and a lot of that comes from being supportive in every discipline possible. Stepping Stone uses a variety of different professionals to come up with treatment plans and provide a 'well rounded comprehensive treatment experience.
well rounded is what i think the main goal of multidisciplinary is. we're taking components from all different fields in order to comprise a well rounded solution. and in the case of substance abuse i think this is a strong example of what we can do when different walks of life come together to form a support system.
what do you guys think? is there any form of medicine and practice that is best left as a singular method? i can't seem to come up with any fields that would benefit without knowledge of another. teamwork between disciplines is essential and i think that our health care providers are beginning to realize that as well.