AANLCP Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning

Editorial Committee Agenda


Via ZOOM! (please don’t dress up) Address at the end of the page.

Beverage of choice encouraged.

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

Present: Stephen Axtell, Kellie Poliseno, 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: Proper Referencing.

Quarterly: Thoughts about reviews.

OLD Business:

Follow up:

  • Louvenia Neuropsych Eval Dr. Crenshaw

Follow up:

  • Actuaries Life Expectancy tables.
  • Dawn presenter option
  • American Economy of Actuaries. December 2021 Interpreting pandemic-related decreases in life expectancy.
  • Follow up for finding authors for leadership issue: American Nursing Association. NursingWorld.org.
  • Find out who used to be on the committee.
  • Dr. Ron Luke Doctor Life Care Planner equal to Nurse Life Care Planner

New Business:

  • Meeting timing: check survey and talk about results. 2nd week Tuesday. Try or new time.
  • Remove reviewers
  • New article writer leads
  • Leads for Business of Life Care Planning, style?
  • Index of terms for each journal?
  • Anthony follow up: schedule fix.
  • Pediatrics leads: social worker dealing with writing those IEP plans in junction with a life care planner.

Follow up: Shriners Doctor for injuries. Brachioplexus cerebral Palsy

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

            Misty; CPA for how to set up your business

Leeman holtz

Planning ahead:

Article Topics:

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


  • Comorbidities, type 1 and 2 diabetes especially
  • Brachial Plexus injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • 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.
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Likelihood of complications and degeneration
  • Hands, ankles, wrists.
  • Rehabbing.
  • ODG

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

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