An awareness-raising film about hospital processes and procedures and cultural expectations and requirements at end of life and bereavement.
“I didn’t know that” is intended to highlight the different needs and perspectives of healthcare professionals, family and members of the community when a person dies. Although the film illustrates perspectives and expectations from the Islamic community the fundamental principles, apply to any community regardless of faith or cultural requirements.
The fundamental message of the film is simply that we will never understand every aspect of one another’s lives, faith, culture, professional requirements, but the most important thing to remember is to ask. If we ask and seek to understand the reasons why, then we can begin to respond with respect and compassion.