Written by Joanna Wexler,

December 14 will mark one year since six-year old Jesse Lewis and 25 other children and adults were fatally shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

To celebrate Jesse’s life and legacy, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation have created a Sanctri Facebook memorial, in collaboration with the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation.

HHCC’s founder Dianne Gray is interviewed by Bloomberg for their story Death Dinners at Baby Boomers’ Tables Take on Dying Taboo.

To read the article on Bloomberg click here.

Interview with George Pennant, Boss Maker

How we want to die – represents the most important and costly conversation we are not having. George Pennant talks to Dianne Gray about death. Dianne is one of a team which encourages everyone to invite friends and family to dinner to talk about death.

To listen to the Boss Maker podcast, click here.

Psychologists, scientists, new age thinkers and religious leaders have been talking about the Law Of Attraction for years. Listen as Dr. D Ivan Young, Fernando Marron and I teach you how to create your own reality by "attracting" the experiences you want to have.

To read more and listen to the interview, click here.

Have you ever felt a pain that cut so deep you didn't think you'd ever stop "bleeding"? We've all experienced loss. Whether the end of a relationship, the death of a loved one or any transition in life, what we perceive as an ending is also a new beginning.

To read more and listen to the interview, click here.


There’s a “how-to” guide for about everything these days, but for families and caregivers of our country’s estimated one million seriously ill children, there is no guidebook that addresses the complexities and emotional challenges of decision making for children suffering in pain as a result of a serious or life-threatening illness.

“At times, parents and clinicians alike feel fearful when it comes to dosing opioids to our youngest patients,” said Dr. Glen Komatsu, pediatrician, palliative care physician and medical director of Providence TrinityCare in Torrance, CA.  

“However, that doesn’t negate the need to do so, as many pediatric patients suffer in tremendous pain. Often people erroneously fear that the morphine and methadone we are properly prescribing will kill the child,” said Komatsu. “That fear is not based upon fact,” he said.  

In the 1969 publication, “On Death and Dying”, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross advocated for the rights of the patient, declaring that each person had the right to receive compassionate care based upon one’s own wishes for his or her individual end of life journey. At the time, many patients didn’t know their prognosis, much less have a say in their individual care plans.  

According to Elisabeth’s son, Ken Ross, “she felt  “On Death and Dying” released a floodgate of pent -up need to discuss the subject of death and that most people, when afforded the opportunity, really wanted to discuss their own mortality, their own wishes for end of life.”

“My Life, My Choices: A Reader’s Guide to Hospice and Palliative Care"
 Despite all of the medical technological advances, no one person is immortal! So why is it that millions of Americans dread the topic of talking about the one thing they cannot yet avoid: end of life care?

Join USA TODAY, MediaPlanet Publishing and Hospice and Healthcare Communications in a very special national project, “My Life, My Choices: A Reader’s Guide to Hospice and Palliative Care” to be published September 24-27, 2013.

Hospice & Health Care Communications' very own website won a 2010 GD USA award.There were over 8000 entries in the 2010 competition. We are very proud of this site and our design team at Lentini Design ( Congratuations to!

HHCC’s founder Dianne Gray interviewed by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

On March 26, 2009; on the Grief Transformed show.
Dianne was their first guest. Click here to hear the interview.