Delivery of multidisciplinary care in the field of differences and disorders of sex development (DSD)

Lucas-Herald, A. K. , Scougall, K. and Ahmed, S. F. (2022) Delivery of multidisciplinary care in the field of differences and disorders of sex development (DSD). Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism, (doi: 10.1080/17446651.2022.2072829) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Introduction: Differences and disorders of sex development (DSD) are a diverse group of conditions, which often present in early childhood and may require input from a group of experts in a wide range of clinical fields. Clinical guidance in this field recommends that these experts function as a multidisciplinary team (MDT) within which each expert has a defined role which will ensure an integrated and streamlined approach to the care of affected individuals. Areas covered: This review will focus on the benefits of multidisciplinary care for people with DSD, as well as the challenges which may be faced. Expert opinion: Core members of the MDT for people with DSD include endocrinologists, surgeons, psychologists, geneticists, specialist nurses, radiologists and gynaecologists, although many other healthcare professionals may also be pertinent, at different stages of the patient’s life. With greater acceptance of remote and digital health care technology, there is a need to review the traditional concepts of the clinical MDT so that new care models can be explored for effective and efficient delivery of complex care.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lucas-Herald, Dr Angela and Scougall, Kathryn and Ahmed, Professor Syed Faisal
Authors: Lucas-Herald, A. K., Scougall, K., and Ahmed, S. F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1744-6651
ISSN (Online):1744-8417
Published Online:04 May 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2022
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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