Five days at Memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital

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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 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 of those caregivers 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 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.One of The New York Times' Best Ten Books of the Year

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Case studies
Disaster hospitals
Disaster hospitals -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies
Disaster medicine
Disaster medicine -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies
Disasters & Disaster Relief
Disease & Health Issues
Electronic books
Forensic pathology
Forensic pathology -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies
Health facilities -- Administration
Health facilities -- Louisiana -- Administration -- Case studies
Health facilities -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Administration -- Case studies
Hurricane Katrina (2005)
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Louisiana
Louisiana -- New Orleans
Medical ethics -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
Murder
title_displayFive days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
title_fullFive Days at Memorial Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
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Disease & Health Issues
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