In the United States, the subject of death and taboos against discussing it jumped into mainstream discourse in 1969 with the publication of physician Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's On Death and Dying
, which sharply criticized modern attitudes towards the dying.
In Sojourner: Finding Faith Beyond Hope, Kawuki Mukasa creates a fascinating story reflecting realities he has known around death and dying
involving close and estranged family members and friends of the one who is dying.
In terms of in-house training, all of the Caring Partners volunteers attend an initial seminar on death and dying
, which is repeated yearly.