AANLCP Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning
Editorial Committee Meeting Minutes Feb. 17, 2021
Via ZOOM! (please don’t dress up) Address at the end of the page.
Beverage of choice encouraged.
8pm eastern/7pm central/6pm mtn/5pm pacific

Attendees: Holly Allman, Andrea Goicoechoa, Wendie Howland, Linda Husted, Jim Quinn, Jess Urie, Tricia West

New Business:
Most of our meeting centered on two subjects, stepping away from our usual format.

    • First was a discussion of the need for a mechanism for getting new members at a virtual conference. Short answer is, there may be a way to do this, and Wendie will     also add this to the content of her session on writing. Reminded us all of the 4 things that need to happen, and not everyone has to do all of them.

We also talked about the need to be more proactive on networking for expertise: outreach to colleagues and colleagues-of-colleagues as sources of good information for NLCPs. While writing for the JNLCP is one option for committee members to do the vital work of putting up a quarterly publication, and we each have some expertise to bring to the table, nobody wants to see articles by the same people over and over. People are often flattered to be asked, and we do have support for new writers in an intentionally easier review format than for academic journals.

Our minutes list planned journal issue topics well in advance, the last page of q issue lists a year in advance; brainstorming at meetings has been fruitful in terms of specifics (and of course this is a “not-limited-to” list).

Please promise yourself that you will look over that list and identify one person who could contribute, perhaps with a NLCP coauthor to help us stay on mission of helping working NLCPs with applicable resources, and come back to the next meeting with some solid leads for the topics listed. We don’t need expert writers— we can work c anyone to polish their work, buff their CVs, and assist potential clients to find them. This is a really good way for newer AND seasoned NLCPs to get noticed and share their experiences. Holly Allman is particularly interested in helping new writers.

One way to do this in a fairly painless way is to do a round-table kind of piece, where we put out a set of half a dozen pertinent questions to the membership on a relevant topic. Their answers, curated and assembled, become the article. So many of us learn from others, both by positive and negative example, which is why these have been some of our most popular pieces in the past.
Interestingly, I just got an email from a NLCP who’s interested in doing a piece for the August issue in collaboration c a PM&R, so it’s added below. Perfect example of what we discussed.
Especially warm wishes to Michele Cook who’s been without power due to the storms!

Planning ahead:

  • 2021
  • May (deadline Jan 15): Business of NLCP :
  • HAVE:
  • special needs trusts, atty interested in helping — Holly Allman
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners handouts, permissions given         — Linda Husted
  • Contracts/agreements/retainers: Reprint of Pat Iyer’s article update
  • Selling a LCP business, Jess Urie
  • One sample of language/table used for rebutting a plan. Will combine c ne of mine and hope those suffice. There’s still a little time for you to help me out on this.

Competition; rebuttals to your plan, rebutting the other plan; ethic: Pending: If you do tables to present rebuttals, can you please share one representative page (redacted) so we can show a variety of approaches? If not, please send me two or three representative paragraphs with language I can consolidate into an article. Will also reference the presentation from the 2017 Annual Conference.
August  (deadline April 15):  

  • NLCP across the ages.  Please bring your leads on the missing topics and any others for this meeting!
  • Caregivers, family respite care
  • Services
  • SNF— adults, children, adolescents
  • Adolescents who become violent or predatory post head inj, under-recognized syndrome; Kimberly Reen and PM&R,  also will do something for Peds issue in 2022
  • Children c catastrophic inj, coming to home care, Marcia Blount, Jess says she will do a article based on her presentation at conf or webinar on kids home c catastrophic, etc.
  • Post-polio syndrome— Tricia West has MD colleague who has post polio himself; will do interview article, would like questions to ask him. Please email Tricia directly asap so she can proceed.
  • Guardianship issues — Andrea G will do
  • Future technology— autonomous cars? Not sure how this applies to the idea of NLCP across the aging continuum of care, but will entertain ideas
  • MSAs, variable per states, what to know: Dawn Cook said Shirley Daugherty is doing this. UDPATE?

November- (deadline July 15): 

  • Expert witnessing, testimony at trials and depositions
  • What was winning for the jury: Safety as a LCP focus for their attention: Holly Allman
  • Report writing: Wendie doing a session at Conference on this, will consider merging
  • How to prep your attorney for testimony
  • Shelene’s list of questions to have the atty ask LCP— who had that?
  • Demonstrative evidence (have)
  • Costing research, resources, mechanics, tutorial, vendors: Jim Quinn doing a survey article on this, group shared some resources for him to use and explore : making progress on this


  • February   (October 15 deadline)    Criminal NLCP work
  • Child sexual abuse and the LCP
  • PTSD; multiple causes; Kirsten and Evelyn interested in this
  • Spousal abuse
  • Trafficking
  • Forensics


  • Pediatrics
  • child abuse
  • burns
  • head injury
  • SCI
  • federal vaccine program work
  • residential settings, transitions
  • Kimberly Reen and peds PM&R, to be determined


  • Pain management update, alternatives
  • Alternatives to opioids? New tech? CBD? CBT?


  • Wound healing
  • LTC
  • Pressure injury
  • Chronic/ arterial/venous/lymphedema
  • c cognitive issues
  • Nutritional supports

Schedule / Deadlines NOTE dates for reviews in please!
Formatted due to Edit. Out to reviewers. Due back from reviewers
Spring, May 1
Jan 15
Jan 22
Jan 30
Summer, Aug 1
April 15
April 22
April 28
Fall, Nov 1
July 15
July 22
July 30
Winter,   Feb.1
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 30
 Next meeting: March 17, 2021
(8:00pm eastern / 7:00pm central / 6:00pm mountain / 5:00pm pacific) RSVP!

*Please put this recurring event and call-in number in your electronic prosthetic memory for the 3rd Weds of q month*
Wendie Howland’s Personal Meeting Room


**The content of this document is for member use only. Not to be copied, reproduced, distributed, published, or modified. Copying or storing any content thereof is prohibited.