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

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Here the author, a physician and reporter, provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. She 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. She unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, of a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing. In this book, she 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.
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subject_facetDisaster hospitals -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies
Disaster medicine -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies
Disasters & Disaster Relief -- SOCIAL SCIENCE
Disease & Health Issues -- SOCIAL SCIENCE
Electronic books
Forensic pathology -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies
Health facilities -- Louisiana -- Administration -- Case studies
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
Murder -- TRUE CRIME
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
Five Days at Memorial Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital [eBook] Fink, Sheri,
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital / Sheri Fink
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Disease & Health Issues
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Health facilities
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Murder
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Sociology
True Crime