Five Days at Memorial Pdf Summary
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 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.
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. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.
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About Sheri Fink Author Of Five Days at Memorial pdf Book
Dr. Sheri Fink’s Author Of Five Days at Memorial pdf Book. She is a journalist, and her reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award, among other journalism prizes. Most recently, her coverage of the 2012 hurricane season and its effects on the health care systems of New York City and New Orleans won the Mike Berger Award from Columbia Journalism School and the beat reporting award from the Association of Health Care Journalists in 2013. Her story “The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” co-published by ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine, chronicled decisions made by the medical staff of one New Orleans hospital in the desperate days after Hurricane Katrina.
Fink is a fellow at the New America Foundation. A former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, she received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her first book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival (PublicAffairs), is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Five Days at Memorial pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- ASIN : 0307718964
- Publisher : Crown; 1st edition (September 10, 2013)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 576 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780307718969
- ISBN-13 : 978-0307718969
- Item Weight : 2.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.56 x 1.78 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #245,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #137 in Disaster Relief (Books)
- #254 in History of Medicine (Books)
- #3,326 in U.S. State & Local History
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 2,528 ratings
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