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, Misty Coffman,  Patti Mazurkiewicz, Dawn Cook, Melinda Pearson

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: Hierarchy of Evidence

OLD Business:

Follow up:

  • Fallen on hard times: Sponsorship
  • If they have paid, they will be reimbursed for the conference. If they haven’t they can get a ticket
  • Thursday meet and greet for the newbies.
  • 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
  • Remove reviewers
  • Follow up for business: performancelaws.com follow up with webinars.
  • Misty; CPA for how to set up your business

New Business:

  • New article writer leads
  • New Subjects for issues 2 years out.
  • Spring 2025
  • Summer 2026

Planning ahead:

Article Topics:

Business of Life Care Planning

  • Hierarchy of evidence for deposition/nurse life care planning
  • Differences between Nurse Life Care Planning and Life Care Planning
  • Peer Support
  • Getting benefits for yourself and your people.
  • Floating Payroll
  • Business to business marketing
  • Prepping for a deposition or trial of a trial expert
  • Training your people
  • Post Covid marketing
  • Find Subcontractors
  • Incentivizing your people
  • Networking to gain business
  • Subcontracting/owning your own business
  • Time Management
  • Charging and cost
  • Who hires you? Insurance, attorneys, and private practice
  • Elder Care
  • 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
  • Evals
  • 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


Due to Editor

Out to Reviewers

Due Back from Reviewers

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