Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Five Days At Memorial by Sheri Fink

  Life working at a hospital is a vocation. Only the dedicated should do it.
   In every hospital the doctors and nurses have an obligation to maintain the standards set. Sometimes this contract is tested. It was during Hurricane Katrina.
   They should have been ready for it—the hurricane. They should have known the water would rise and the electricity would fail. They should have known supplies would be strained.
   Sometimes things happen and people die who shouldn’t.
   You shouldn’t have to ask for sainthood under pressure.  Yet most of us expect too much from our caretakers and then we bring charges against them if they don’t act as we have been prepared to expect.
   Fink, who has both an MD and  PhD, has written an account of five days under pressure and the outcome.
   When it was over, the blame started and the charges of murder were circulated. It was investigated and court action was brought against some doctors.
   I was sent this book without cost from blogging for to be reviewed. I was not required to give a positive review.
   All view points are mine and don’t reflect those of the publisher. I am responsible for them all.

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