Nurses in Mich. connect with dying patient's family in Iran

01/2/2014 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

Technology helped nurses at Marquette General Hospital in Michigan learn about a severely wounded Iranian woman and connect with her family in Iran in the final days of her life. Caregivers and family watched over Sanaz Nezami, who authorities say was beaten by her husband. The nurses and Nezami's family used laptops and instant messaging to communicate. At the family's request, nurse Kim Grutt kissed her patient's forehead and stroked her head. "They wanted us to do things for Sanaz that they would have done," Grutt said.

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