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Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
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New York : Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, [2013].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
xviii, 558 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Status:
East - Adult Non-Fiction
362.11 F4994f
Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction
362.11 F4994f
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One of the New York Times 's Best Ten Books of the Year Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winner 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 Nonfiction An ALA Notable Book, finalist for the NYPL 2014 Helen Bernstein Award, shortlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award and the ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal An NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, a Time Magazine Best Book, Entertainment Weekly 's #1 Nonfiction Book, a Christian Science Monitor Best Book, and a Kansas City Star Best Book 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.  

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Language:
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ISBN:
9780307718969 (hbk.), 0307718964 (hbk.)
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Level 8.8, 30 Points

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fink, S. (2013). Five days at Memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital. First edition. New York: Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri. 2013. Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. New York: Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri, Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. New York: Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri. Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. First edition. New York: Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, 2013. Print.

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