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

Most of the time, doctors get it right. But on certain occasions, they make bad decisions, and this is a book about a terrible crisis in a hospital that brought on some very bad decision making. Five Days at Memorial tells a heart-wrenching story, made even more poignant because it is all true. I find it interesting on a psychological level; how could so many people become convinced that the best thing to do for 19 people was to end their lives? I was made angry and frustrated that no one was punished for the crimes committed in this hospital, and the way the truth was hidden from everyone. It taught me a few important lessons- particularly the fact that you should never leave your invalid loved one in such a situation. No one will protect them better than you will.