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LaVone V. Hazell, MS, FT, LFD
Palliative Care Training and Education Program, New York, NY
Specific perspectives: the influence of culture and diversity concerning death rituals and the comparison of various minority groups' practices relating to end-of-life events.
Donald Heinz, PhD
Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus
California State University, Chico, CA
Specific perspectives: rites of passage, Christianity, the Lutheran religion.
Leslie Koepke, PhD
Professor - Human Development and Family Studies
University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI
Specific perspectives: multi-cultural funeral customs with emphasis on Hispanic and Hmong funeral customs.
Green Burial Council, Santa Fe, NM
Specific perspectives: eco-friendly deathcare practices