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  1. Abbott, Patricia D. RN, FNP, MSN
  2. Short, Etta MS
  3. Dodson, Sherry MLS
  4. Garcia, Cezanne MPH, CHES
  5. Perkins, John PhD
  6. Wyant, Sheryl RN, OCN, MSN


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.