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The Resource Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink

Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink

Label
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
Title
Five days at Memorial
Title remainder
life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
Statement of responsibility
Sheri Fink
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2013
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fink, Sheri
Dewey number
362.1109763/35
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA975.D57
LC item number
F56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
  • Disaster hospitals
  • Disaster medicine
  • Health facilities
  • Forensic pathology
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Large type books
Label
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107908858
  • 31223107908874
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deadly choices -- Reckoning
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
921 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410466228
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2013040322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20140508-084
System control number
  • 862928529
  • (OCoLC)862928529
Label
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107908858
  • 31223107908874
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deadly choices -- Reckoning
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
921 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410466228
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2013040322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20140508-084
System control number
  • 862928529
  • (OCoLC)862928529

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