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Improving Your Cultural Awareness with Culture Clues

Abbott, Patricia D. RN, FNP, MSN; Short, Etta MS; Dodson, Sherry MLS; Garcia, Cezanne MPH, CHES; Perkins, John PhD; Wyant, Sheryl RN, OCN, MSN

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Abstract

When the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) administered a survey to gauge patient education support needs among staff, the results indicated a need for cultural competency. Using action methodology and needs assessment, the committee charged with developing a tool to meet this need launched a new concept: Culture Clues. These brief documents provide culture-specific patient information, allowing staff to approach patients according to their culture. The committee created six Culture Clues and is developing more.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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