Misconceptions

Misconception Reality
ACP is a conversation about death. ACP is an ongoing discussion about your healthcare preferences. It encourages you and your loved ones to discuss and understand your values, beliefs and wishes.

 
ACP is only for the elderly and sick. ACP is for everyone. Healthy individuals, young adults, working professionals and retired seniors are encouraged to discuss about the type of healthcare they prefer.

 
ACP is to withdraw life-sustaining treatment. ACP is a discussion about your healthcare preferences. You may indicate your preference is to withdraw all active treatment, or receive all treatment where clinically appropriate.

 
ACP means the medical team has given up on me. ACP helps the medical team to understand your wishes and deliver the type of healthcare and services that align with your care preferences.