Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Hardcover)
 
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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Hardcover)

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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 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and......more

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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 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Ridenhour Book Prize


An ALA Notable Book, finalist for the NYPL 2014 Helen Bernstein Award, finalist for the SIBA Book Award, shortlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award, and shortlisted for 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 ar...

SHERI FINK'S reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award, among other journalism prizes. Most recently, her coverage of Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac received the Mike Berger Award from Columbia University and the Beat Reporting Award from the Association of Healthcare Journalists. Fink, a former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, received her MD and PhD from Stanford University. Her first book, War Hospital, is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Author:
Fink, Sheri
Genre:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
558
Language:
English
Publisher:
Crown Pub
Publish Date:
09/10/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9780307718969
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
2.0 in
Unit weight:
1.86 lb
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