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New York : Broadway Books, [2016].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Physical Desc:
xxvi, 565 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 8.8 - AR Pts: 30
Status:
4 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
Brooklyn Park Library - Nonfiction
362.11 F
Crofton Library - Nonfiction
362.11 F
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Nonfiction
362.11 F
Description

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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307718976, 0307718972
Accelerated Reader:
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Level 8.8, 30 Points

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-545) and index.
Description
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.
Awards
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2013
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Fink, S. (2016). Five days at Memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital. First paperback edition. New York, Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri. 2016. Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. New York, Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri, Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. New York, Broadway Books, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri. Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. First paperback edition. New York, Broadway Books, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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