ArticleInterdisciplinary Collaboration for Healthcare ProfessionalsFewster-Thuente, Lori MSN, RN; Velsor-Friedrich, Barbara PhD, RNAuthor Information From the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Ill. Corresponding author: Lori Fewster-Thuente, MSN, RN, Loyola University Chicago, 6525 North Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626 (e-mail: [email protected]). We thank Dr Imogene King for her expertise and guidance in the creation of this article. Nursing Administration Quarterly: January-March 2008 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - p 40-48 doi: 10.1097/01.NAQ.0000305946.31193.61 Buy Metrics Abstract Interdisciplinary collaboration has the capacity to affect both healthcare providers and patients. Research has shown that the lack of communication and collaboration may be responsible for as much as 70% of the adverse events currently reported. The purpose of this article is 2-fold: to examine factors that may influence interdisciplinary collaboration and consequently patient outcomes and to examine the relationship between interdisciplinary collaboration and King's theory of goal attainment as a theory to support the phenomenon of interdisciplinary collaboration. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.