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E 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 verybody 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 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 A Home of Another Kind 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 awaitingvacuation in the Memorial Hospital car park after Hurricane Katrina Some patients were The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy evacuated from Memorial Hospital by boatAfter a few days the air conditioning failed and temperatures soared toilet facilities were inadeuate and the building reeked halls and stairways were dark and the staff was sleep deprived andxhausted In short conditions were unbearable Conditions inside Memorial Hospital became unbearableIn this book Sheri Fink describes the difficult decisions of several healthcare professionals to over medicate African Successes, Volume I euthanize a number of patients who they believed would not make it out in time Afterwards state authorities initiated a murder investigation with plans to prosecute Dr Anna Pou and two nurses Sheri Landry and Lori Budo who allegedly administered the fatal injectionsNurse Sheri LandryNurse Lori BudoThere s plenty of blame to go around for the calamity at Memorial including the hospital s inadeuate preparation for disaster poor government planning and response chaos and violence in the streets and the foibles of human natureThe families of the deceased were angry and wanted justice but many people were outraged at the charges leveled against the women and accused Charles Foti the Attorney General of Louisiana of attempting to further his own career at thexpense of the healthcare professionals Charles Foti Attorney General of LouisianaSheri Fink does a masterful job of describing the situation at Memorial during the crisis and the legal maneuverings of all parties prosecution and defense afterwards It s hard to say I Trigger Samaniego 1 (Stallion, enjoyed the book since the subject matter was so depressing and horrific but it was a compelling read Highly recommendedAuthor Sheri Fink You can follow my reviews at I received an advanced copy of this book and wasxcited 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 Lehrbuch Der Physiologie 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 thend 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. Of health care rationingIn a voice at once involving and fair masterful and intimate Fink Plastic Techniques in Neurosurgery (English Edition) eBook: James Tait Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. exposes the hidden dilemmas ofnd 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 ngrossing from start to finish Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.
I will be analyzing the content of the book NOT the vents depicted thereinI ve heardread a lot of positive reviews for Five Days at Memorial and I m noticing some commonalities They tend to praise the story of the book They cite the author s neutrality They cite sometimes copiously the reader s own opinion on the larger Marketing Excellence 3 ethical uestions posed by the book particularly regardinguthanasia They use words like gripping and thought provoking apparently praising the fact that a book made them think I will attempt to write a review of Five Days at Memorial that presents these cited strengths as what I perceive to be the main weaknesses of the bookFirst of all the story while compiled by Fink from xtensively cited sources is not Fink s own creation While Fink s writing and descriptions put a tone on the re telling of the story that could be construed as hers this is not a work of fiction Of course readers and reviewers are aware of this but I don t believe the goodness of the story should affect the perceived goodness of the book All we can describe with regards to the story is the language Fink uses to tell it The language was usually pretty non intrusive although the descriptions did sometimes feel a little too artistically contrived paraphrased The cancer ward had provided him with comfort and shelter during the hurricane Now X was IN the cancer ward using it to cling to survival tcThat language level look at the text brings me to my second problem which is the supposed neutrality of the text Looking at things at the most basic level of the words Fink Wild Wicked Scot (Highland Grooms, employs I have to disagree with those reviewers who commend her neutrality On the contrary I think it s very clear what Fink thinks of most of the parties involved The CEOs are described as uppity ups and we are constantly reminded that some of them worked from vacation as if this is somehow worthy of scorn The doctors are surrounded by descriptions painting them as harsh and pedantic caring for their patients aggressively or fiercely The neutrality really shattered once descriptions of the prosecutors started hero worshipping them and making them uber sympathetic to human tragedy One was grieving his daughter Another had a lifelong calling to catch bad guys and stick up for little old ladies They re BFFs they lightach other s cigarettes they worked tirelessly Black on Blonde every day Honestly I find it a little disturbing that ofveryone involved Fink chose the lawyers as the heroes of the piecePou meanwhile was constantly described in terms of what she was wearing what her hair looked like and what information she got incorrect Even in otherwise neutral sentences Doctor Pou was described as haunting the seventh floor an The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece emotionally charged way to say that she was walking don t you think and again as a phantom Pou which Fink uses simply to mean that the party in uestion had an incomplete understanding of who she was as a person Still the choice of words that construe her as inhuman or soulless seems hardly an accident Pou is also uoted in a very different way from many other interviewees whose words make up the book While the first half of the book uses interviews to present a this is what happened account of thevents in Memorial the second half prompts the readers to disbelieve Pou s account of what happened in subtle ways For instancePou considered herself harassed by the reporters Terrorized she called itNotice how the sentence has subtly been tweaked to suggest that Pou was alone in her opinions and that they were unfounded Or thisI had to give her three doses said Pou Pou s attorney later said that she never said thisThis is manipulating the order in which opinionsversions of a conversation are presented to make it look like Pou and her attorney are lying We have one person who claims to have heard Pou say something We have another person who claims she did not say that However the uote is given as though accurate and sourced with the X didn t say that claims isolated in parentheses and surrounded by language suggesting that it s a denial of the truth Also the uotes are always printed first and as direct uotes in uotation marks and the parenthetical denials second Which means that by the time you ve reached the disclaimer X says he never said this you ve already read a complete sentence asserti. 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 xhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last
Ng that they DID If neither party can prove that the conversation did or did not take place then presenting the uotes in this manner is not neutral not at the text level This is the perfect time to mention that I have not cited not once my opinions about whether uthanasia is moral what I think happened surrounding the deaths of the seventh floor patients or who if anyone I think is to blame for the way the hospital responded to the hurricane Because they don t matter Someone s Art, Culture, and Cuisine enjoyment of a piece of journalism should not hinge on their opinions on the issue Because that further compromises the neutrality of the text If I say this is a good book because DNRs are bad have I not just admitted that the article treats the issue in a way that s favorable to my viewpointFinally the reviews citing thought provoking and asking hard uestions This is why I probably should ve stopped reading when part 1nded I have read study after study that Berlioz and His Century ends in this same frustratingrror it presents a fascinating set of data and then it draws conclusions that are NOT supported by that data For instance if a data set shows that people who drink diet soda tend to Harrowing Unapologetic and HeartbreakingThe Aristotles Rhetoric 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 thevents 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 Blood Runs Green ethical uestions that are pondered in this book ieuthanasia 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 Charting an Empire evacuation The focus of the narrative concerned Dr Anna Pou specializing in ENT Thevents described within these pages are Colored Property 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 bevacuated last In what cruel and unusual world does that make sense The Desire and Truth events highlighted within these pages arextremely controversial and may or may not have been the absolute truth A number of rebuttals about the The Exiles Gallery 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 willver 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 Full disclosure until recently I practiced medical malpractice law and it impossible for me not to view the Dislocating China events recounted in thisxcellent and I think balanced book through that lens What I m left with is Conditions at Memorial were terrible Childerley exacerbated by terrible to nonxistent 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 Cultural Excursions euthanize patients at least one of whom was alert and reuired sedation first at the very time that thevacuation was underway in Cruelty and Laughter earnest I did not become outraged however until the DA s office mishandled the grand jury the medicalxaminer took it upon himself to disagree with ALL of the several Cop Knowledge 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 thexpens. 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.
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Dr Sheri Fink’s reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize the National Magazine Award and the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award among other journalism prizes Most recently her coverage of the 2012 hurricane season and its effects on the health care systems of New York City and New Orleans won the Mike Berger Award from Columbia Journalism School and the beat reporting award from the Associa