Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital Author Sheri Fink
ISBN-10 0307718972
ISBN-13 9780307718976
Year 2016-01-26
Pages 592
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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One of the New York Timess Best Ten Books of the YearWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionWinner of the 2014 J Anthony Lukas Book Prize the PEN John Kenneth Galbraith Award the Los Angeles Times Book Prize the Ridenhour Book Prize the 2014 American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award Public Healthcare Consumers a 2014 Science in Society Journalism Award and the SIBA 2014 Book Award for NonfictionAn ALA Notable Book finalist for the NYPL 2014 Helen Bernstein Award shortlisted for the PEN E O Wilson Award and theALA Andrew Carnegie MedalAn NPR Great Reads Book a Chicago Tribune Best Book a Seattle Times Best Book a Time Magazine Best Book Entertainment Weeklys 1 Nonfiction Book a Christian Science Monitor Best Book and a Kansas City Star Best BookPulitzer Prize winner Sheri Finks landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice 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 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 of those caregivers 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 for the impact of large scale disastersand 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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Release 2004-12-14
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