FEATURESNurses' Knowledge, Perceived Barriers, and Practices Regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine in South KoreaKim, Sanghee PhD, RN; Lee, Myung-Nam PhD, RN; Lee, Senah MSN, RNAuthor Information Yonsei University College of Nursing & Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute, Seoul, South Korea (Dr Kim); Department of Nursing, College of Health Science, Kangwon National University, Samcheok, South Korea (Dr Lee); and Kangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, South Korea (Ms Lee). Correspondence: Myung-Nam Lee, PhD, RN, 346, Hwangjo-gil, Dogye-eup, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do 25949, South Korea ([email protected]). This study was supported by Yonsei University.We would like to thank all of the graduate school of nursing and RN-to-BSN students who participated in this study.The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Holistic Nursing Practice: November/December 2016 - Volume 30 - Issue 6 - p 338-344 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000176 Buy Metrics Abstract Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used by patients across the world. As nurses play a key role in patient care, describing nurses' knowledge, perceived barriers, and practices regarding CAM would be essential. A descriptive design was applied with 170 Korean nurses to measure the nurses' knowledge, perceived barriers, and practice experience regarding CAM. Nurses in Korea reported a lack of knowledge regarding CAM, moderate to high levels of perceived barriers to using CAM, and low levels of CAM practice in nursing. CAM practice in nursing was highly correlated with and affected by the participants' knowledge and clinical experience. This research should motivate all nursing disciplines to reflect upon how to improve CAM knowledge, overcome perceived barriers, and achieve the best nursing practice possible. © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.