ALiEM Bookclub: Five Days at Memorial

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink (@sherifink) invites us to examine what we expect of ourselves in the medical community during times of disaster: what is demanded by our Emergency Medicine training in triage, disaster management, and end of life care, and what ethics form the foundation of our practice when systems around us fail. Dr. Fink’s book offers an opportunity for us, as health care practitioners, to openly discuss with the communities we serve the ethics that crash into conflict in settings of unfathomable duress and insufficient resources.