The NEJM explores the circumstances surrounding Dr. Pou in the midst of Hurricane Katrina. Kolahun comments:
That being said, she was a physician inexperienced in and untrained for working in a disaster zone. She wasn’t some physician volunteering for a Doctors Without Borders mission in some remote part of the world. She was simply a physician, left to wade the metaphorical murky ethical waters in her home town of New Orleans after a massive hurricane and did the best job she could.