Book about hospital during katrina

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book about hospital during katrina

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

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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Katrina, The New Orleans Nightmare : Documentary on the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital is a non-fiction book by the American journalist Sheri Fink. The book details the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina at Memorial Medical.
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  1. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (ALA Notable I have read two other books about medical care during Katrina- the first was.

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