Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital / Sheri Fink.
- ISBN: 9780307718969 (hardcover) :
- ISBN: 0307718964 (hardcover) :
- Description: xviii, 558 pages : map, plan ; 25 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2013.
- 17 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 0 copies at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
2 current holds with 30 total copies.
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|Gloucester||Adult New Books||New 362.11/Fink (Text to phone)||Checked out||05/06/2014|
|Beverly Farms||Adult Nonfiction||RA 975 .D57 F56 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|Danvers||New Books||RA 975 D57 F56 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|Lynn||Adult Nonfiction||New 362.11/Fink (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||RA 975 .D57 F56 2013 (Text to phone)||Checked out||04/28/2014|
|Marblehead||Adult Quick Pick||QUICK PICK 976.335 FINK 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Marblehead||Adult New Nonfiction||NEW 976.335 FINK 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. -542) and index.
|Contents Note:|| Deadly choices -- Reckoning.
|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.