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
Title variation remainder
life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
Creator
Subject
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fink, Sheri
Dewey number
362.1109763/35
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
LC call number
  • HV636 2005.N4
  • HV636 2005.N4
LC item number
  • F56 2013
  • F56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.8
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
  • Disaster hospitals
  • Disaster medicine
  • Health facilities
  • Forensic pathology
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Label
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital, Sheri Fink
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-542) and index
Contents
Deadly choices -- Reckoning
Control code
sky255903893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 558 p.
Isbn
9780307718969
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013019693
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
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
Contents
Deadly choices -- Reckoning
Control code
sky255903893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 558 p.
Isbn
9780307718969
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013019693
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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