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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
  • Life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
  • 5 days at Memorial
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Through exhaustive interviews and extensive research, Fink offers a spellbinding account of Hurricane Katrina, a disaster which held the staff, patients and families of a New Orleans hospital captive and left thousands of others marooned by rising flood waters in the heart of city. Filled with unforgettable life and death stories, Fink’s fine work of investigative journalism reads like a novel. The book causes you to rethink your opinions about end of life, do-not-resuscitate orders and medical ethics. -- Marilyn Sieb for LibraryReads
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, 2013.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10192338
Cataloging source
TWTCL
Dewey number
362
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
18-
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
Label
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deadly choices -- Reckoning
Control code
21095994
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xxvi, 565 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780307718976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn964625184
Label
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deadly choices -- Reckoning
Control code
21095994
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xxvi, 565 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780307718976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn964625184

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