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Five days at Memorial [life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital]

Fink, Sheri. (Author). Potter, Kirsten. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library RA 975 .D57 F56 2013 CD 30775305468770 Audiobooks Available -

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  • ISBN: 0804128111 (Library ed.)
  • ISBN: 9780804128117 (Library ed.)
  • ISBN: 080412809X
  • ISBN: 9780804128094
  • Physical Description: 14 sound discs (ca. 1050 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
    sound recording
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, [2013]

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General Note: Compact disc.
Subtitle from container.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Kirsten Potter.
Summary, etc.: Pulitzer Prize-winner Sheri Fink's investigation into the deaths of patients at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, a gripping portrayal of unfolding calamity, vital choices and the suspenseful quest for truth and justice. Physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of the patients, doctors, rescue workers, nurses, and family members who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amidst chaos.
Subject: Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
Disaster hospitals Louisiana New Orleans Case studies
Disaster medicine Louisiana New Orleans Case studies
Health facilities Louisiana Administration Case studies
Forensic pathology Louisiana New Orleans Case studies
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
New Orleans (La.)
Genre: Audiobooks.

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Five Days at Memorial : Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Five Days at Memorial : Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
by Fink, Sheri; Potter, Kirsten (Read by)
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Five Days at Memorial : Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital


Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink's 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 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. From the Hardcover edition.
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