After Hurricane Katrina, doctors were tasked with the heavy responsibility of “choosing who lived and who died.” Sheri Fink, New York Times journalist and physician, was in New Orleans to observe their decision-making and the “largely unwitnessed” tragedy that surrounded the sick and dying. Her book "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital" depicts the post-storm days of chaos, including the lethal injections given to the sickest patients. She reveals the untold story of the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff at Memorial Hospital — who were forced to make terrible decisions about their beloved patients — as well as the for-profit healthcare companies pushing the envelope. Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, Fink is also the author of "War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival." Presented by: Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, as part of its Literary/Arts Series. Tickets: Full season subscriptions are on sale now here. Single ticket prices (on sale August 4) are $5 for students, $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
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