Five days at memorial barnes and noble
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri FinkIn 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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On the Bookshelf: Five Days at Memorial, by Sheri Fink
Skip to content. Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster the scope of which hopefully most of us will never experience. In Five Days at Memorial , by Sheri Fink, readers get a front row view of not only what it was like to live in New Orleans at that time, but specifically what it was like to be on the front lines working at one of its hospitals. The book provides a brief historical perspective of the hospital and begins chronicling events just before Hurricane Katrina made landfall through the period when Memorial Hospital was finished being evacuated, six days later. The story is told from first person accounts and records of the event and focuses on the aftermath, particularly for a doctor and two nurses who were ultimately arrested for principal to second-degree murder p.
By SHERI FINK
Memorial Day honors the heroes who dedicate their lives to protecting our country. From our veterans, to our active duty men and women, to the fallen in times of war and peace, we give thanks for their service and value their sacrifice. Celebrate this Memorial Day with our special collection of 15 books showcasing the valor, the risk, and the danger faced on the front lines. Add to Bag. Combat Crew by John Comer Pieced together from his personal journal and flush with first-hand details from his crewmen, John Comer has written a vivid history of his experience all recorded within hours of active fighting.