Humara Safar

(1 X 25)

NHS Trust

Format: DRAMA

‘Humara Safar’ is a gripping and moving story of a South Asian family living in Birmingham, coping with an elderly member of the family suffering with advanced cancer. The story cleverly unfolds to show how all the family receives support.

‘Papa’ is an elderly man who lives with his son Dara, daughter in –law Mina and grand daughter Simme. Papa is enjoying Simme’s birthday party, until his stomach pains get worse. He leaves the party to rest….Papa’s pain is getting worse…he is dying from cancer.

Mina and Dara do not know how to tell Papa or Simme of the bad news. The family struggle to cope at home. Just for one day Papa has to go to a hospice. He is nervous but new friends and a massage help him to relax…he remembers his childhood.

‘Humara Safar’ is an essential learning guide for South Asian patients and carers living with advanced cancer. The drama clearly points out the difficulties faced by families and highlights the different types of support available. Through this drama we learn that the care we can all receive to improve our life when faced with a condition with no cure is called Palliative Care.

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