Sheri Fink

Sheri Fink appears in the following:

As Hurricane Florence Approaches, What About the People Forced to Stay?

Thursday, September 13, 2018

As millions leave their homes to avoid Hurricane Florence, many more will be forced to shelter in place, whether because of illness or disability that leaves them unable to evacuate.

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The Troubling Emergency Response Failures After Hurricane Harvey

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A year after Hurricane Harvey, a new investigation explores how failures in emergency response systems in Texas and human error led to tragedy.

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Playing God: The Broadcast

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

When people are dying and you can only save some, how do you choose? What happens, what should happen, when humans are forced to play god?

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Fighting for Mental Health Care at Guantánamo

Monday, November 28, 2016

Journalist Sheri Fink investigates the negligent psychiatric services available to detainees at Guantánamo.

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Playing God

Sunday, August 21, 2016

When people are dying and you can only save some, how do you choose? What happens, what should happen, when humans are forced to play god?
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How Drug Shortages Determine Who Gets Treatment

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Journalist Sheri Fink and Dr. Yoram Unguru, a Baltimore oncologist, discuss nation-wide drug shortages causing doctors to ration treatments and prioritize patients. 

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Sheri Fink on Five Days at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink investigates patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and tells the story of the quest for truth and justice following the storm. As floodwaters rose, the power failed, the heat climbed, and exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately hastened the deaths of some patients. Fink’s book Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, the culmination of six years of reporting. 

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Investigating in New Orleans: Five Years after Katrina

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We’ll take a look at New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina. Frontline correspondent and Pro-Publica reporter A.C. Thompson discusses the documentary “Law & Disorder:” a special report on a number of incidents in which police shot civilians in the hurricane’s aftermath. Also, Pro-Publica contributor Dr. Sheri Fink, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for her story, “The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” a joint effort between the New York Times Magazine and Pro-Publica, discusses hospital abuses in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. “Law and Disorder” airs Wednesday, August 25, at 9 pm ET on PBS.

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Revisiting a Katrina Tragedy

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sheri Fink, an M.D. and reporter for ProPublica, talks about her investigation of the deaths during the evacuation of Memorial Hospital.

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