Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
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Published:
New York : Crown Publishers, [2013].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
xviii, 558 pages : map ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307718969, 0307718964, 9780307718969 :, 9780307718969, 0307718964, 9780307718969 (hbk.)
Accelerated Reader:
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Level 8.8, 30 Points

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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. 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."--www.Amazon.com.
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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.

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.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fink, Sheri, Five Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital. New York: Crown Publishers, 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, 2013. Print.

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