End of Life & Grief Doula

Dianne Gray CEO of Hospice and Healthcare Communications.

Her life is dedicated to helping seriously ill, dying and grieving people around the world live as fully as possible.

Dianne believes that dying and grieving are personal (not just medical) journeys. She’s enormously thankful for the work of Dr. Kübler-Ross, who informed her decade-long hospice and palliative care experience with her healthy daughter, Christina and son, Austin, who died at age 14 from a rare, degenerative neurological syndrome.

She is a/an:

  • Certified Death Doula
  • Grief Mentor
  • End of Life & Grief Education Content Producer
  • Film Producer
  • Researcher
  • On-camera Host
  • Award-winning Author
  • Global Keynote Speaker
  • Founder, Austin’s Kitchen Garden at Cura Orphanage, Kenya
  • Adventure, Nature & Animal Lover


  • BS in Sports Mgt/Sports Medicine w/a fascination for neurology & neuroscience
  • Certification / Grief Specialist : Univ. WI Madison
  • Over 100+ hours in Specialty Palliative Care Courses

Her Message:
Live fully. Love unconditionally. Exude grace.

Her Givebacks:
Global Ambassador, International Children’s & Palliative Care Network @icpcn, Former President / Current Board, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation @elisabethkublerrossfoundation, Content Curator: Choose Love Movement @chooselovemovement

You can follow her at:
@diannebgray / Instagram & Twitter
@diannegrayhospice / Facebook
Email: dgray@hhccommunications.com



(all available for CE credits)

  • The Power of Choice: A Key Component to Building Resilience While Coping with Loss
  • Building Bridges, Not Walls Through Enhanced Communication With Patients & Families
  • Talking About Death is Talking About Life: Using Research, Media & Technology to Lower Barriers to Care
  • Contemporary Media & End of Life Care: Who’s Really Teaching Our Patients about Death?
  • Keys to Improving Communication with Patients & Families in End of Life
  • Pediatric Palliative Care: Here’s What You Said, Here’s What I Heard
  • Facts & Fallacies of the EKR’s Five Stages: Why knowing the difference is important to you & your patients
  • Hope, Resilience and the Extraordinary Value of Living a Meaningful VS Happy Life
  • Compassionate Communication & Active Listening: Global Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation Coursework
  • Compassionate Bereavement Approaches: Choice, Connection & Your Unique Journey / Global Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation Coursework
  • Active Listening & Compassionate Communication
  • More upon request



Excellent, from the heart, special presentation featuring personal insights helpful for clinicians of all disciplines!

Very good combination of personal stories and clinical skills and insights!

Comments from Hospiscript, A Catamaran Company Webinar: “Hospice and the Holidays: Helping Our Families, Helping Ourselves”

I was one of the attendees at yesterday's conference and wanted to tell you how much you impacted my life. Your testimony is incredible and your knowledge of this field is equally amazing to me. It is my hope to see you and listen to you speak many times in the future.

Thank you for the difference you made in my life!

Michele Holiday, Hospice Provider/Attendee
Nathan Adelson Hospice's End of Life Symposium
March, 2012

The provision of end of life care for children is a frightening and difficult challenge. However, it is a reality of life and a challenge our hospice has chosen to undertake. We would not have been able to take this difficult step without the direction and assistance of Dianne Gray. Her experience and her expert knowledge of this area of care were a blessing to our agency and were well received by our professional caregivers as well as the patients and families who are going through this trial.

Woody O'Dell
Executive Director
Hospice of Central Georgia
Central Georgia Home Health Center

Loved this session. I have a better understanding of the roller coaster of emotions parents experience when they have a child with special needs.

Please post the slide presentation. Dianne was excellent. I wish I took better notes!

One of the best offerings of the conference. I purchased the audio to take home for colleagues to learn from parents.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Conference Speaker
Evaluation Results

...Your eloquence in sharing your family's own experiences at our conference, The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, gave enormous value to the importance of aligning clinician-researcher and family goals in the conduct of our science. I know you inspired and educated the Summit participants as to the role we all must share in improving the lives of children with life-limiting illnesses.

Patricia A. Grady, Ph.D
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research