“I wanted to thank you for sharing your experiences and wisdom in your books, ‘Hard Choices’ and ‘Light in the Shadows.’ I ordered two copies of ‘Hard Choices’ one to give to my mother’s doctor and one for my family to keep and share. It is an exceptionally informative book. My husband is reading it now and it will be a discussion point for our planning for our end of life wants and needs.”



“In the past year, we have distributed more than 5,000 of Hank Dunn’s books Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding. Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness and Light in the Shadows: Meditations While Living with a Life-Threatening Illness. I hand them out to every family—to every person in the family. The response is universally positive. I can’t believe what a help these books are—to me and to my families.”

Debbie ~ Nursing Coordinator for Palliative Care


“Hank Dunn’s books make such a difference for my patients and their families. Often after I’ve gone over options and treatments, families need time to let everything sink in. They can be overwhelmed with all of the information and emotion. They can reference these books, and get the practical, honest answers they need—as well as emotional support and spiritual guidance. The books are a mainstay of our program.”

Hospice Nurse


“I started using this book as a marketing tool—but it is so much more than that. My clients are trying to spare their families the emotional turmoil that can accompany these decisions, should they need to be made. This book helps them with decide everything from advanced directives to how to choose an executor—it starts the conversation. A very necessary conversation that most people don’t even know they need to have.”



“Mr. Dunn's presentation was as illuminating and inspiring as his book.  His method of presentation was engaging and honest. He discussed his growth as a professional along with the developments in the updated revisions of his book. This way of presenting gave credibility, honesty and 'to the heart' information that I use every day in my routine work with clients. Mr. Dunn's use of self disclosure and description of his own father’s journey was inspirational.”

Hospice social worker


“Your Hard Choices book was an eye-opener. Most families that I work with are in constant battle with themselves. Making a decision for a loved one is very difficult. I found reading your book would definitely help my families to better understand end-of-life care. Your book was easy to read without any terms that were confusing. Thanks again.”

Hospice nurse, Ohio


“I would like to thank you with my heart and soul for Hard Choices for Loving People and Light in the Shadows. My aunt was in a hospital in Illinois, which is where I came across your two books. These two books were able to be a great comfort to her two daughters as they made the decision to move her to hospice and stop her tube feeding. Thank you for touching my life in a very special way. I only hope that I can offer others half of what you do. May God bless you for the special work and the many lives you touch.”

ICU nurse, Pennsylvania


“The portion of Hard Choices for Loving People that talks about being able to let go easier of your loved one because of already losing part of them due to dementia really hit home with me. It helped so much with the guilt that I was feeling about some of the decisions that I have had to make for my husband.”

Wife of an Alzheimer’s patient


“When the patient’s condition starts to deteriorate, if there is no living will for specific treatments, I always turn to Hard Choices for Loving People for insight. After the family has had time to read it, it is so much easier for them to sit down with me and a physician and make informed decisions. The largest part of the family anxiety is fear of the unknown. Your book educates people in a genuine and honest way. It makes end-of-life decision-making just a little easier. People just want to know that they did ‘the right thing.’”

Director of Nursing at a nursing home


“I read Hard Choices last night for the first time, and I feel compelled to write and tell you that I think it is the most compassionate, medically truthful, and useful treatment of this topic that I have read. I am a pastor, but I spent eleven years at a major hospital where I served as a chaplain and Chair of the Ethics Committee. How in the world your pamphlet escaped us I will never know. How gratifying as well that such an excellent and rigorous piece of work came from a chaplain! I am ordering copies for my congregation.”

Church pastor, Texas