Leah Rogne, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA. She teaches Sociology of Death, Applied Sociology, Program Planning, and Nursing Home Administration; and supervises internships for Gerontology and Sociology. Dr. Rogne directs Mankato's Applied Sociology Program and has served as Acting Director of its Gerontology Program. She worked as a social worker and programme developer in long-term care for 10 years. Her research is on long-term peace activists, culture change in long-term care, and social insurance and the privatisation debate. Rogne was co-editor of Social Insurance and Social Justice: Social Security, Medicare, and the Campaign against Entitlements (2009), co-author of an Occasional Paper on Teaching Social Insurance published by AARP in 2008, and organiser of multiple professional presentations on social insurance and the privatisation debate. She is a member of the Palliative Care Consortium organised by Mayo Health Health Systems (Western Region), which is working on transforming how the Greater Mankato community in southern Minnesota does end-of-life care.Susana McCune, MA, CT, is a Certified Thanatologist, Behavioural Therapist, and a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Antioch University, Seattle. Her doctoral studies include a concentration in Health Psychology with a specialisation in end-of-life care. She has presented at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Annual Clinical Conference; trained hospice nurses, social workers, and volunteers; and also trains psychologists, chaplains, and spiritual caregivers to provide care during end of life, at death, and through bereavement. She serves on the Washington State Psychological Association End-of-Life Special Interest Group.