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Five days at Memorial life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
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Detroit : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print edition.
Physical Desc:
921 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Large Print
362.11 F4994f Large Type
Description
A New York Times Bestseller Culminating six years of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting, physician Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled amid the chaos of Hurricane Katrina. In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781410466228 (large print : hardcover), 1410466221 (large print : hardcover)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 8.8, 30 Points

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Description
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. 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.
Awards
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2013.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fink, S. (2014). Five days at Memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital. Large print edition. Detroit: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri. 2014. Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. Detroit: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri, Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. Detroit: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri. Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. Large print edition. Detroit: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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