Playing God

Friday, April 16, 2010


For the first time, the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting went to an online news outlet – the not-for-profit – for its story about the decision doctors made to euthanize patients at Memorial Medical Center in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. ProPublica reporter Sheri Fink talks about her piece.

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RJ from brooklyn NY

This was a very interesting piece, and I was glad to hear Dr. Fink talk about it. What was especially compelling was her description of the option the staff at the hospital discussed before Mr. Everett died. What wasn't asked about by Mr. Garfield--or noted in this interview by Dr. Fink--was what other options the staff had available. That seems a distinct and important omission.

Apr. 18 2010 10:59 AM

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