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Making Sense of Medicine

Mar 23, 2017

Have you ever felt confused about all the medical advice out there? Come listen to David Isch, BS, M. Div, M. Bioethics, talk about his organization Insight for Medical Decision-making on Monday, April 3, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education program. Isch’s organization works with people to help them make sense of various treatment options for life-limiting diseases and to answer other medical questions after such a diagnosis. He formed Insight for Medical Decision-making after his retirement from work in medical ethics to help community members navigate treatment options.

Isch earned a master’s degree from Drew University and a Masters of Bioethics, University of Leuven (Belgium). Today, he is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Throughout his career, Isch completed seventeen years in a clinical healthcare setting, as well as thirteen years’ experience in teaching philosophy and ethics to undergraduate and medical school students. He also headed a hospice program and led research studies. His diverse background provides perspective and compassion as he assists individuals.

This program is free and open to the public. It will be held at 10 a.m. in the Drake Community Library, with refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m. This Senior Education program begins the weekly Monday morning presentations until November 13.

Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. Seniors needing transportation may call GRMC Communications and Development at 641-236-2590 by the Thursday before the program.