Editorial Opinion: PDF OnlyKing Marietta B MSN RNC NNPClinical Nurse Specialist: Winter 1990 - p 172-177 Buy Abstract The nurse physician relationship is the major dyad of the health care delivery system. The integration of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) role in collaboration with physicians is an evolving style of practice reflecting collegal relationships Various issues are associated with collaborative practice. Obstacles to collaboration between CNSs and physicians are addressed, followed by strategies to promote collaborative practice. Essential components of collaboration are identified The impacts of collaborative practice on health care professionals and consumers are explored Support for CNS and physician collaboration is validated by reports of CNS and physician collaborative practices. © Williams & Wilkins 1990. All Rights Reserved.