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Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital / Sheri Fink.

Fink, Sheri, author. (Author).
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Florence - Main Library 362.1109 Fink (Text) 33172005379209 Adult Non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307718969 (hc)
  • Physical Description: xviii, 558 pages : map ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: 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.-- From the publisher.
Subject: Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
Disaster hospitals > Louisiana > New Orleans > Case studies.
Disaster medicine > Louisiana > New Orleans > Case studies.
Health facilities > Louisiana > Administration > Case studies.
Forensic pathology > Louisiana > New Orleans > Case studies.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
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