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read & download Five Days at Memorial review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Sheri Fink Sheri Fink Ñ 0 characters Of health care rationingIn 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. I received an advanced copy of this book and was excited to read it I ve read several other books about Hurricane Katrina and the horrific aftermath and wanted to see what this book could add to the picture When I first picked it up I was very engaged from the beginning and couldn t put it down initially I just couldn t believe what they were going through in that hospital WowHowever after the first 100 pages or so it started to drag for me It felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again Part of the problem is that I was only able to read the next 200 or so pages in 5 10 minute sittings so it was hard to get back into things Then after getting through part 1 I started into part 2 and was disappointed that it felt like she retold part 1 all over again as the investigation and court process took placeIt has great themes to discuss on so many levels but in the end for me I m struggling to consider it for our common reading program Other detractors for me was the length At 400 pages it is probably too long I had a hard time with all the people in the book For a simple mind like mine there were just WAY too many names to keep track of Finally one other candid piece of feedback is that I found the map hard to follow I must have looked at it a dozen times but could never really make sense of it

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read & download Five Days at Memorial review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Sheri Fink Sheri Fink Ñ 0 characters 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 chaosAfter Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose the power failed and the heat climbed exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last f. Harrowing Unapologetic and HeartbreakingThe events described in this book are thought to be true and may account for what took place five days following Hurricane Katrina in Memorial Hospital New Orleans What happens when a hospital runs out of supplies oxygen and resources How is a twisted lottery system configured to make life and death decisions Ethical uestions abound seek answers in this troubling reconstruction of the events that took place in Memorial Hospital five days following KatrinaThis is a highly controversial book and if I don t get all the facts correct I apologize There are a myriad of ethical uestions that are pondered in this book ie euthanasia and how to triage patients in a disaster situation The focus of this piece surrounds Memorial hospital s doctors and nurses specifically those that decided to stay and help or hurt the patients in the evacuation The focus of the narrative concerned Dr Anna Pou specializing in ENT The events described within these pages are extremely troubling if they are in fact non fiction Euthanasia was discussed in addition to how to triage the patients The sickest patients were going to be evacuated last In what cruel and unusual world does that make sense The events highlighted within these pages are extremely controversial and may or may not have been the absolute truth A number of rebuttals about the events taken place have been recorded Some of these include The Time magazine article with the headline It was Heroism Not Homocide During Katrina A link to this story can be found are also some that agree with Sheri Fink This article from the Guardian discusses the staff that were accused you think this book is a work of fiction or not it is certainly worth a read I can t imagine being a doctor faced with such dire circumstances I don t know if we will ever know the truth about what happened within the walls of Memorial but I have to believe there were nurses and doctors that acted heroically And those that didn t will have to answer to their conscience night after nightFor an interview with the author of this book please click here

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read & download Five Days at Memorial review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Sheri Fink Sheri Fink Ñ 0 characters Or 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. Full disclosure until recently I practiced medical malpractice law and it impossible for me not to view the events recounted in this excellent and I think balanced book through that lens What I m left with is Conditions at Memorial were terrible exacerbated by terrible to non existent planning and very little support from Tenent the corporate owner of the hospital Because of these conditions staff and doctors were reuired to make difficult decisions regarding triage and patient care They were not reuired to euthanize patients at least one of whom was alert and reuired sedation first at the very time that the evacuation was underway in earnest I did not become outraged however until the DA s office mishandled the grand jury the medical examiner took it upon himself to disagree with ALL of the several experts he hired to look into the case who all found at least 9 patient deaths to be homicides because he thought it was best for the city and the medical community at large circled the wagons to protect their own at the expense of the truth The icing on the cake is that the doctor once no billed goes around the country grossly distorting the facts and bemoaning the fact that she was almost indicted for making difficult triage decisions never bothering to mention the sticky issue of homicide and getting legislation passed virtually immunizing healthcare providers for any decisions they make in disaster situations I understand that there are lots of gray areas in what happened down there but the deliberate whitewashing of the facts so that everybody could feel better about healthcare because if you can believe that doctors don t make mistakes you don t have to worry about a doctor making a mistake on YOU is unconscionable and bad for the world because it prevents honest assessments about how to handle future crises I think this is important reading


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    Sheri Fink Ñ 0 characters review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Sheri Fink (Five Days at Memorial) PDF KINDLE ´ Sheri Fink Harrowing Unapologetic and HeartbreakingThe events described in this book are thought to be true and may account for what took place five days following Hurricane Katrina in Memorial Hospital New Orleans What happens when a hospital runs out of supplies oxygen and resources? How is a twisted lottery system configured to make life and death decisions? Ethical uestions abound seek answers in this troubling reconstruction of the events that t

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    (Five Days at Memorial) PDF KINDLE ´ Sheri Fink review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Sheri Fink Sheri Fink Ñ 0 characters This book is a devastating account of what happened at a hospital in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 Sheri Fink spent years reporting on this story and her writing is strong filled with grim details and dreadful scenes but it needed to be toldAfter the storm Memorial Medical Center was flooded and lost power stranding a large

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    (Five Days at Memorial) PDF KINDLE ´ Sheri Fink Sheri Fink Ñ 0 characters read & download Five Days at Memorial Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans did not have the resources to adeuately care for patients following the flooding and power loss caused by Hurricane Katrina In addition evacuations were slow and difficult and people feared potential violence from looters and desperate citizens Memorial Medical Center was surrounded by water after Hurricane KatrinaA nurse fans patients awaiting evacua

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    (Five Days at Memorial) PDF KINDLE ´ Sheri Fink Like David Simon's The Wire and Dave Cullen's Columbine this book is about all of the moral dilemmas that surround massive tragedy and about the ways that interconnected systems succeed and fail and undermine each other when infrastructure breaks down Fink does a remarkable job of remaining for the most part neutral and y

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    read & download Five Days at Memorial (Five Days at Memorial) PDF KINDLE ´ Sheri Fink Sheri Fink Ñ 0 characters I received an advanced copy of this book and was excited to read it I've read several other books about Hurricane Katrina and the horrific aftermath and wanted to see what this book could add to the picture When I first picked it up I was very engaged from the beginning and couldn't put it down initially I just couldn't believe what they were going through in that hospital WowHowever after the first 100 pages or so it started to drag for

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    (Five Days at Memorial) PDF KINDLE ´ Sheri Fink review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Sheri Fink read & download Five Days at Memorial Five Days At Memorial is a powerful balanced and clearly written if slightly dry account of the lives lost – or irrevocably altered – in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina hitSheri Fink a physician turned journalist ha

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  • Paperback
  • 576
  • Five Days at Memorial
  • Sheri Fink
  • English
  • 09 June 2020
  • 9781782393757