Medical Ethics and Preparedness in Emergencies

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 31st, 2 pm ET / 11 am PT
Sheri Fink, MD PhD

5 Days at Memorial.jpgEmergency preparedness is all about facing our vulnerabilities, including planning for worst-case scenarios.” ~ Sheri Fink, M.D., Ph.D.

Pulitzer prize-winning author Sheri Fink combines a doctor’s perspective with thorough research to show the weaknesses in healthcare emergency planning. From her ground-breaking book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, to her research on Ebola and Hurricane Sandy she looks at how prepared our healthcare system is to face serious emergencies.

We invite you to join us for a thought-provoking discussion covering Hurricanes Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, war zones, disaster areas, and how ethics weave into emergency preparedness as first responders face impossible decisions.

This webinar is live only and will not be recorded. 

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Sheri Fink is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown, 2013) about choices made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She is a correspondent at the New York Times, where her and her colleagues' stories on the West Africa Ebola crisis were recognized with the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, the George Polk Award for health reporting, and the Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award. Her story "The Deadly Choices at Memorial," co-published by ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine, received a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and a National Magazine Award for reporting. A former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, Fink received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her first book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival(PublicAffairs), is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina.