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  1. Severson, Mary A. MA, RN
  2. Leinonen, Sandy J. BS, RN
  3. Matt-Hensrud, Natasha N. MPH, RN
  4. Ruegg, Judy A. BSN, RN


This article describes activities of a Transcultural Patient Care Committee whose aim is to develop the knowledge and skills of medical center staff to provide culturally congruent care. The activities include staff development offerings, a transcultural patient care resource manual, and communication and assessment tools. These efforts have provided a foundation to assist staff with meeting the challenge of caring for multicultural patients.


The Journal for Nurses in Staff Development is pleased to offer a continuing education opportunity to those who read this article and complete the application form on page 175. This continuing education offering (code number JNSD-46) will provide 1 contact hour to those who complete it appropriately (see the application form for further details).