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  1. Meghani, Naheed MS, BSN, RN
  2. Lindquist, Ruth PhD, RN
  3. Tracy, Mary Fran PhD, RN


There is burgeoning literature supporting an increase in consumer demands for complementary alternative therapies/modalities (CAM). Popularity of these unconventional therapies requires critical care (CC) nurses to keep informed and to be responsive regarding patients' use of CAM therapies. Critical care nurses were surveyed regarding their desire to use CAM and their perceptions of barriers for CAM use.