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

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


作者  /  Sheri Fink

出版社 / BROADWAY BOOKS

出版日期 / 2016/01/26

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$595

售價 / 9折, NT$ 536

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2013年美國國家書評獎最佳非文學得主。
2013年入選紐約時報、美國亞馬遜網路書店最佳好書
紐約時報、亞馬遜、華爾街日報、圖書館期刊等暢銷排行榜。
2014年 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize安東尼盧卡斯圖書獎。

作者Sheri Fink為普立茲得主。花費六年,針對受到卡崔娜颶風侵襲重創的紀念醫療中心(Memorial Medical Center),在面臨卡崔娜來襲,洪水暴漲,醫院電力停擺,室內溫度節節升高,儀器無法運作的混亂狀況下,重現醫療中心艱困且謎團重重的五天。那些竭盡一切但求倖存,在危及中求生的人們,照護人員考量有限的醫療資源與病情嚴重性,被迫做出哪些人較有機會存活,哪些人可能熬不過的一連串決定……備受煎熬、精疲力竭的醫務人員,結果卻是面臨刑事控告,因為涉嫌蓄意為數名病患注射藥物安樂死,難以想像的駭人悲劇。

作者客觀又具悲憫的文字,重現臨終照護的難題與困境,揭發美國政府對於大規模災害的準備措施嚴重不足,並探討了可能的改善方向。文字描述複雜狀況,關於生死搏鬥扣人心弦的描繪,將徹底扭轉人們對於危機時人性的理解。

全書從第一段到最後一句,引人入勝,緊扣人心。帶給讀者有別於過往對生死的沉思。

One of the New York Times’s Best Ten Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, the 2014 American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award (Public/Healthcare Consumers), a 2014 Science in Society Journalism Award, and the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Nonfiction

An ALA Notable Book, finalist for the NYPL 2014 Helen Bernstein Award, shortlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award and the ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal

An NPR “Great Reads” Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, a Time Magazine Best Book, Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Nonfiction Book, a Christian Science Monitor Best Book, and a Kansas City Star Best Book

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.







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誠品26碼 /2681276174008
ISBN 13 /9780307718976
ISBN 10 /0307718972
EAN /9780307718976

頁數592
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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