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The Resource Five days at memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink

Five days at memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink

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Five days at memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
Title
Five days at memorial
Title remainder
life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
Statement of responsibility
Sheri Fink
Title variation
5 days at memorial
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the tradition of the best investigative journalism and the finest writing on medicine, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amidst chaos. After Katrina struck, after 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 as Americans for the impact of large-scale disasters--and how we can do better
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DLC
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Fink, Sheri
Dewey number
  • 362.1109763/35
  • 362.1109763
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
  • Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
  • Disaster hospitals
  • Disaster medicine
  • Health facilities
  • Forensic pathology
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Hospitals
  • Emergency medicine
  • Health facilities
  • Medical jurisprudence
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Label
Five days at memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-542) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013019693
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 558 pages
Isbn
9780307718969
Lccn
2013019693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
104165618
Label
Five days at memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-542) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013019693
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 558 pages
Isbn
9780307718969
Lccn
2013019693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
104165618

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