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Five Days at Memorial

Life And Death In A Storm-ravaged Hospital

By Sheri author. Fink

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice
 
In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amid chaos.
          
After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.

Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.

In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters—and how we can do better.  A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0307718964


Format: Book
Author: Fink, Sheri author.
Summary: Reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources.
Title: Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital / Sheri Fink.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Subject: Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.) Disaster hospitals -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies. Disaster medicine -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies. Health facilities -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Administration -- Case studies. Medical ethics -- Louisiana -- New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Isbn: 0307718964 9780307718969
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System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 16
Call Number: 362.11097 Fin
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Bib Id: 456184

Format: Book
Author: Fink, Sheri author.
Summary: Reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources.
Title: Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital / Sheri Fink.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Description: xviii, 558 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Subjects: Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
Subjects: Disaster hospitals -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies.
Subjects: Disaster medicine -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies.
Subjects: Health facilities -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Administration -- Case studies.
Subjects: Medical ethics -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-542) and index.
LCCN: bl2013038324
ISBN: 0307718964
ISBN: 9780307718969
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 16
Call Number: 362.11097 Fin