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Five Days at Memorial - Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital-logo

Five Days at Memorial - Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital

Sheri Fink

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. 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 maintain life amid chaos. 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 of those caregivers 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 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. One of The New York Times' Best Ten Books of the Year

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. 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 maintain life amid chaos. 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 of those caregivers 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 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. One of The New York Times' Best Ten Books of the Year
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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. 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 maintain life amid chaos. 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 of those caregivers 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 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. One of The New York Times' Best Ten Books of the Year

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirsten Potter

Length:

17h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:12


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:36


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:39


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:54


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:37


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:49


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:11


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:41


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:52


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:04


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:12


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:23


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:27


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:40


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:28


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:02


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:10


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:52


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:06


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:59


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:11


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:23


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:46


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:29


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:37


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:40


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:02


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:10


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:22


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:03


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:19


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:04


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:18


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:59


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:48


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:02


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:14


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:06


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:36


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:20


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:22


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:17


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:28


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:57


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:15


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:11


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:47


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:51


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:43


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:21


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:46


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:24


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:40


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:15


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:15


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:35


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:26


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:57


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:34


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:12


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:59


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:10


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:32


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:49


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:08


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:49


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:34


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:47


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:39


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:40


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:11


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:15


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:53


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:10


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:35


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:38


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

08:00


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

00:29