Based on the book, Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You (by Jerome Groopman and Dr. Pamela Hartzband), this program helps participants examine their approaches to medical decision-making and self-care, and offers guidance on how to weigh benefits and risks. The Rev. Helen Jackson is Fifth Avenue’s parish visitor; Anne Todd is an active Circle of Caregiving volunteer.
The Circle: Conversations about Health, Wellness & Spirituality is a monthly educational forum for all who are interested in understanding the variety of needs—mental health issues, end-of-life decisions, spiritual crises and more—that arise in a community of faith. Convened by Associate Pastor Kate Dunn, these conversations help participants develop skills to respond with compassionate care to those in need.