AANLCP Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning

Editorial Committee Agenda


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8pm Eastern/7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific

Present: Stephen Axtell, Misty Coffman, Melinda Pearson, Louvenia Ringuette

Meeting Decorum: Use the hand-up reaction to indicate you have a contribution so the editor can be sure you, and everyone else, will get a chance to speak.

After Meeting Topic: Quantitative surveying tips

Quarterly: Thoughts about reviews

OLD Business:

Follow up:

Dawn presenter option

American Academy of Actuaries. December 2021 Interpreting pandemic-related decreases in life expectancy.

Follow up for finding authors for leadership issue: American Nursing Association. NursingWorld.org.

Dr. Ron Luke Doctor Life Care Planner equal to Nurse Life Care Planner

Find out who used to be on the committee.

Leads for Business of Life Care Planning, style?

Remove reviewers

Pediatrics leads: social worker dealing with writing those IEP plans in junction with a life care planner.

Follow up for business: performancelaws.com follow up with webinars.

            Misty; CPA for how to set up your business

New Business:

Melinda consensus statement

Check in on timing

New article writer leads

Leeman holtz


Planning ahead:

Article Topics:

Using the US Lifetables from the CDC. What is appropriate/what isn’t? Pros and Cons


            Brachial Plexus injuries

Chronic management of child with G-tube    

Cerebral Palsy

Covid changes in Pediatrics

Vaccine Injury

            Federal Program


Childhood Vaccines

Needs and costing

How to deal with long-term complications

            Neuropsych Eval?

            Dosing Adult vs. Child

            Consent and Self-advocacy in Children

            Family dynamics and Life Care Planning

            Charging and Costs

            ADHD, cPTSD, or Brain Injury, how to tell?

            Developmental Changes and Life Care Planning

            Mental Health presentations in Adults vs Children

Business of Life Care Planning

            Differences between Nurse Life Care Planning and Life Care Planning

Peer Support

Subcontracting/owning your own business

            Time Management

            Charging and cost

            Who hires you? Insurance, attorneys, and private practice

            Elder Care

            Getting hired

            Care plan checklist?

            Finding Mentorship/apprenticing/Internships

            Tricks for subcontracting

            What can I delegate

            Services to help the business

                        HighTail Hippa compliant

                        Dropbox, business option

Mental Health:

Neuropsychological testing.

            How to understand

            What kinds are important

            When it is important to push for it

            Pediatric testing

Emotional Trauma and Mental Health

Stages of mental health progression- recommended as part of any article in this series

How to charge?

Brain injuries

How many sessions, how to decide

Differences between the therapies, CBT, Neurofeedback, speech therapy

Future psychiatric


Drug Counseling

How do they overlap?

Sexual assault

How to read the reports

Joint care:

Shoulder/knee surgery, pricing .

Life expectancy tables, how to use.

Varieties of surgery.

Tendon Transfers

Joint-centered articles:

            Shoulders, back, knee, hip, etc

Hip replacements, best places to find costs.

How to code.

Hip care.

Different kinds of therapies.


Likelihood of complications and degeneration

Hands, ankles, wrists.




Ostomy and Wound Care

            G-tubes and pegs


            Difference between certified and non-certified life care planners.How to keep them accountable?

Mandatory Reporting: how and who?

            Retained Defense Life Care Planner: Expert errors. What to consider.

            Ethical Violations: Defense or Plaintiff.

            How to tell an attorney that you don’t have a case.

Editorial Information

Tentative schedule Writer/reviewer deadlines


Due to Editor

Out to Reviewers

Due Back from Reviewers

Pediatrics Winter, Feb 1st, 2023

Dec 15th, 2022

Dec 22nd, 2022

Jan 15th, 2023

Spring, May 1st, 2023

Business of Life Care Planning

Feb 28th, 2023

March 7th, 2023

March 14th, 2023

Summer, Aug 1st 2023

Mental Health

June 22nd, 2023

June 30th, 2023

July 8th, 2023

Fall, Nov 1st, 2023

Interacting with Other Disciplines

Sep 15th, 2023

Sept 22nd, 2023

Oct 1st, 2023

Winter, Feb 1st, 2024

Assistive and Durable Medical Equipment

Dec 15th, 2023

Dec 22nd, 2023

Jan 15th, 2024

Spring, May 1st, 2024

Spinal and Nervous Tissue

Feb, 28th 2024

March 7th, 2024

March 14th, 2024

Summer, Aug 1st, 2024


June 22nd, 2024

June 30th, 2024

July 8th, 2024

Fall, Nov 1st, 2024

Leadership in the Industry

Sep 15th, 2024

Sept 22nd, 2023

Oct 1st, 2023

Winter, Feb 1st, 2025

Ostomy and Wound Care

Dec 15th, 2025

Dec 22nd, 2025

Jan 15th, 2025

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