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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

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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
Title variation
5 days at Memorial
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fink provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina-- and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. 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. Fink 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
Summary
Through exhaustive interviews and extensive research, Fink offers a spellbinding account of Hurricane Katrina, a disaster which held the staff, patients and families of a New Orleans hospital captive and left thousands of others marooned by rising flood waters in the heart of city. Filled with unforgettable life and death stories, Fink’s fine work of investigative journalism reads like a novel. The book causes you to rethink your opinions about end of life, do-not-resuscitate orders and medical ethics. -- Marilyn Sieb for LibraryReads
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, 2013.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10192338
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.1109763/35
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA975.D57
LC item number
F56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WX 28 AL6
NLM item number
N5M533F 2013
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adult
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life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
Label
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-542) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deadly choices -- Reckoning
Control code
5639692
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 558 pages
Isbn
9780307718969
Lccn
2013019693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn846520402
  • (OCoLC)846520402
Label
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-542) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deadly choices -- Reckoning
Control code
5639692
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 558 pages
Isbn
9780307718969
Lccn
2013019693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn846520402
  • (OCoLC)846520402

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