LOVE this idea and am especially interested in possibilities for incorporating experiential components in the curriculum. It's one thing to discuss the end-of-life experience--though, admittedly, that would be a HUGE step towards normalizing it--and another to actually bear witness to it (speaking from experience). In the age of "trigger warnings", that might be a controversial line of thought, but I have an idea for how to make it (maybe) more palatable. How can I get in touch?
Wow--what a great idea! The only caveat I have is that such a network may slow/sabotage the ability of "mentors" to heal from their own losses or create emotional demands that sponsors are not prepared to handle. It would be important for sponsors to have access to self-care resources and support networks of their own.