Five Days at Memorial

Download or Read eBook Five Days at Memorial PDF written by Sheri Fink and published by Crown. This book was released on 2016-01-26 with total page 602 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Five Days at Memorial

Book Synopsis Five Days at Memorial by : Sheri Fink

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The award-winning book that inspired an Apple Original series from Apple TV+ • A landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina—and the suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice—from a Pulitzer Prize–winning physician and reporter “An amazing tale, as inexorable as a Greek tragedy and as gripping as a whodunit.”—Dallas Morning News After Hurricane Katrina struck and power failed, amid rising floodwaters and heat, exhausted staff at Memorial Medical Center designated certain patients last for rescue. Months later, a doctor and two nurses were arrested and accused of injecting some of those patients with life-ending drugs. Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting by Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink, unspools the mystery, bringing us inside a hospital fighting for its life and into the most charged questions in health care: which patients should be prioritized, and can health care professionals ever be excused for hastening death? Transforming our understanding of human nature in crisis, Five Days at Memorial exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals how ill-prepared we are for large-scale disasters—and how we can do better. ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, Entertainment Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, Kansas City Star WINNER: National Book Critics Circle Award, J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Ridenhour Book Prize, American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award, National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Award

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  • Publisher – Crown
  • Total Pages – 602
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307718976
  • ISBN-13 – 0307718972

War Hospital

Download or Read eBook War Hospital PDF written by Sheri Lee Fink and published by PublicAffairs. This book was released on 2004-12-14 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
War Hospital

Book Synopsis War Hospital by : Sheri Lee Fink

In April 1992, a handful of young physicians, not one of them a surgeon, was trapped along with 50,000 men, women, and children in the embattled enclave of Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina. There the doctors faced the most intense professional, ethical, and personal predicaments of their lives. Drawing on extensive interviews, documents, and recorded materials she collected over four and a half years, doctor and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink tells the harrowing--and ultimately enlightening--story of these physicians and the three who try to help them: an idealistic internist from Doctors without Borders, who hopes that interposition of international aid workers will help prevent a massacre; an aspiring Bosnian surgeon willing to walk through minefields to reach the civilian wounded; and a Serb doctor on the opposite side of the front line with the army that is intent on destroying his former colleagues. With limited resources and a makeshift hospital overflowing with patients, how can these doctors decide who to save and who to let die? Will their duty to treat patients come into conflict with their own struggle to survive? And are there times when medical and humanitarian aid ironically prolong war and human suffering rather than helping to relieve it?

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  • Publisher – PublicAffairs
  • Total Pages – 458
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780786745753
  • ISBN-13 – 0786745754

1 Dead in Attic

Download or Read eBook 1 Dead in Attic PDF written by Chris Rose and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-08-04 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
1 Dead in Attic

Book Synopsis 1 Dead in Attic by : Chris Rose

"The columns in this book were previously published in The Times-picayune"--Title page verso.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 384
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781501125379
  • ISBN-13 – 1501125370

Flood of Lies

Download or Read eBook Flood of Lies PDF written by James A. Cobb and published by Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.. This book was released on 2013-07-26 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Flood of Lies

Book Synopsis Flood of Lies by : James A. Cobb

Defending Hurricane Katrina's most notorious couple. In the media storm that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005, nursing home owners Sal and Mabel Mangano were vilified for allegedly causing the deaths of 35 residents of St. Rita's Nursing Home in low-lying St. Bernard Parish. This book, written by the lawyer who defended them, reveals the gripping, true story behind the couple's heartrending decision not to evacuate and their persecution at the hands of the government sworn to protect them.

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  • Publisher – Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Total Pages – 338
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  • ISBN-10 – 145561789X
  • ISBN-13 – 9781455617890

Code Blue

Download or Read eBook Code Blue PDF written by Richard E. Deichmann M.D. and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2008-12-16 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Code Blue

Book Synopsis Code Blue by : Richard E. Deichmann M.D.

The book that finally gives a physicians inside story of the evacuation of Memorial Medical Center following Katrina a gripping tale of abandonment and survival. A toxic stew of floodwaters surrounded Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans after Katrina when the levees broke. Over two thousand people were trapped in the squalid conditions without security as the death toll steadily rose inside. Bodies stacked up in the chapel as the temperature soared in the overcrowded hospital and the situation became increasingly desperate. Doctors, nurses, and staff worked around the clock, caring for those inside and trying to evacuate the facility, also known as Baptist Hospital. Allegations of euthanasia would later make headlines across the country and be investigated by state and local officials. Code Blue: A Katrina Physicians Memoir finally tells the inside story of the hellish nightmare those who struggled to survive the ordeal were cast into. Dr. Richard Deichmann, the hospitals chief of medicine and one of the leaders of the evacuation, gives his compelling account of the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs at the hospital. He takes us through the daily horrors and numbing disappointments. This gripping tale of survival, despite betrayal and abandonment by the authorities, may change forever the way you view the threat of a mass disaster. What Others are Saying about Code Blue: A Katrina Physicians Memoir As a physician who has been on hurricane duty for prior storms, I thought I could imagine what it would be like if we were hit by a severe storm. I was wrong. This book should serve as a warning about what can happen when basic modern conveniences such as power, running water, communications and safety are taken away. - Karen Blessey, MD

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  • Publisher – iUniverse
  • Total Pages – 188
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781440110320
  • ISBN-13 – 1440110328